Learning Commons

At Langdon, the Learning Commons is a busy place where students can sign out traditional books, read e-books, do research, access technology, go online to search the web or databases, create with Creation Station activities, or just to quietly read as they explore their interests. This page provides information about the Learning Commons and some of the services offered. Scroll down the page for links to e-Books.

 

Welcome to the Learning Commons!

The LC, also known as the Learning Commons, offers literacy support by providing a safe and supportive environment with physical and virtual spaces that engages students to ask questions and make new discoveries about the world around them. This room works in tandem with the Pit Stop. A plethora of print, non-print and e-resources are available to students and staff to pursue their learning inquiry. The Learning Commons Facilitator, Mrs. Marlene Schoell, and the School Computer Technician, Mrs. Mayette Schrauwen, are part of the school's specialised and facilitating staff to "support research, technology learner needs and model 21st century competencies.

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  Time for all LC books to be returned to Langdon School!

Important Dates:

June 12-16 -- Last Week of Scheduled K-5 Classes in the LC. LC books are to all be returned unless necessary to class assignments ie. novel study.

June 19-23 --  Scheduled K-5 Classes to be in class. Lost or damaged LC books to be paid for or replaced.

June 19-23 -- Textbook returns will start as needed.

June 23 -- LC Club Popsicle Party during lunch recess.

June 26-29 -- Gr. 9 PAT's in LC.  Textbooks are to be returned in the morning.

Spring cleaning? As of June 20th, only 7 days left of school! Check for textbooks and library books that are long overdue.

Grade 9's must return all school textbooks, novel, and LC books on or before June 29th.  Students will only receive their gr. 10 books once their Langdon School Koha

If you are receiving a Koha email, it means that there is either a hold, book due back, an outstanding overdue or lost book.  Once an item is returned, Koha will not send out a notice. Misplaced texts and books can be returned anonymously to the school. A list of important return dates will soon be posted on the LC home page.

LC Club Pizza Party is was held Tuesday, May 23rd during the lunch recess.A super time was had by all.  Congratulations to Ryan B. and Nicole L. winners of Chapters gift cards.

Thank you to all the Book Cleaning Bees who participated Friday, June 9th.  Great job cleaning!

A Popsicle Party to be held Friday, June 23rd during lunch recess to celebrate all the hard work done over the school year!  Bring your lunch with you and we'll have a frozen treat for dessert.  Door prizes as always!  Participants will receive an invitation to the party.

2Learn.ca has Summer and theme pages to capture the interest of all ages. With Provincial Achievement Tests and finals occurring, this site is a must for homework help with a bit of fun.  Study tools can be found here too!

Countdown to Canada Day! Visit Scholastic Canada to view the countdown titles that may be available for loan from either the LC or from your local public library.  Most titles can be purchased at your local book store or through Scholastic Reading Club. Follow Scholastic Canada news via Facebook or Twitter to name a few.

eBook titles available on...

Click on FollettShelf image to access.

Read an e-book today! Visit FollettShelf via this link or by installing the free app,  Follett's Destiny Discover on your iPad, tablet, or smartphone. Follett e-books can also be accessed through Koha.  Your book suggestions are welcome as this is a new way to read!

Students login using the same login and password they use for Google Documents or Koha.  Please contact Mrs. Schoell if you experience any problem with accessing FollettShelf.  Scroll down this page for more eBook links.

Creation Station's The Way of the Lego continues @ the LC. Whether it’s called tinkering or creating, fun and learning is happening when students create with Lego, K-Nex, or relax while they colour a mandala.  Note:  Lego and K-Nex were purchased using credits from last year's Scholastic book fair.

If your children have outgrown their Lego, K-Nex, Tinker toys, or Mechano, please consider donating them to the LC Tinkering Lab.   Problem solving, exploring, teamwork and fun is what the lab is all about.

Volunteering? Think about spending some time @ the LC. Your time, energy and new ideas are appreciated by staff and students!

Falling into Reading! Throughout the school year, students will be encouraged to"fall" into the many genres of literature.  Follett e-books have arrived!  Scroll down for more e-book information.

LC orientation, with keeping in mind 21st. century skills, prepares students to utilise the space and the numerous resources available to them.

Grades K-5 have a scheduled LC time during the week. The schedule can be found on the Parent Resource page.

Grades 6-9 students may visit the Learning Commons with their class or can drop in during their recess.

Students use the LC to access a variety of resources and technology for them to finish their homework or for recreation.  Students can choose to: read, check out books,make discoveries about the world around them or, just relax.

Koha is the 24/7 link to your school's resources and more!  Students can login with their school username and password.

E-mail addresses in Koha. Messages sent automatically by Koha are: Item Due Reminder (sent a day before an item is due back), Hold Filled (when a placed hold is ready for pick up), Overdue and Lost Notices(up to a max. of three notices). Automatic messaging saves paper by eliminating print notices.  The messages also serve as a gentle reminder to students that items are to be returned.

Please contact Mrs. Schoell if you are experiencing problems with the e-mails (i.e. If you are receiving Item Checked Out messages or repetitive e-mails).

Dragon's Lair LC Club (gr. 4-9) & Community Volunteers - Readers are Leaders!  The LC has plenty of opportunities for students and parents to volunteer their time and talents!

LC Club for grades 4-5 is held during the lunch recess.  Gr. 4 -- Day 4.  Gr. 5 -- Day 6.  Students in gr. 6-9 volunteer on a drop-in basis.

Langdon School Learning Commons video

Watch this video to learn about the Learning Commons. For more information about Learning Commons in Alberta Schools, visit

Alberta Education School Library Services Initiative

e-Books (click on the images to read e-books)

Reading ideas are here.  Click on the icon for K-12 links.

TumbleBookLibrary and TumbleBookCloud e-books for e-kids!  TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

TumbleBookLibrary is for grades K-4.

Username: langdonAB  Password: books

TumbleBookCloud replaced TumbleReadables and is for grades 4-12.

Username: langdonAB  Password: login

LearnAlberta's Online Reference Centre provides many opportunities for e-reading and learning.  Bookflix and Trueflix are just two of the many databases available free!

Bookflix for gr. K-3.  Wonderful stories, movies, games, and more.User id: LA53    Password 4487 (use this at home).

TrueFlix for gr. 3-6+ User id: LA53    Password 4487 (use this at home).

Access videos and interactive non-fiction books, related Grolier Online articles, project ideas, quizzes and web links.

**Note**  Flash Player may have to be downloaded.

For more e-book reading at home, try the subscription Learning CommonsEpic! app. The first month is free with a monthly fee afterwards.  There is a multitude of e-books for preschoolers to age 12 available on this app.

Learning Commons

Mrs. Schoell, Learning Commons Facilitator

mschoell@rockyview.ab.ca

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