Welcome to the Learning Commons!

Welcome to Langdon School's Learning Commons! It is a place where students can access the resources they need to support their learning. Books, digital resources, computers, i-pads, VR technology, and more are all available to students and staff. If you have questions or need help finding a resource please contact Mrs. Schoell, the Learning Commons Facilitator. Mrs. Schoell is available by phone at 403-936-4579 ext. 8304 or by email: mschoell@rockyview.ab.ca

 

Fall in love with reading!   Thank you to Langdon School’s Parent Council for providing funds for an incredible harvest of good reading! Exciting new titles have been purchased for all! Our beginning readers will enjoy leafing through all the new award winning titles recently purchased.  Students are encouraged to discover a favourite new genre or author as there is something for everyone!

Visit Chestermere and Strathmore public libraries throughout the school year.  Teens can read e-books and more on the Marigold system’s teensbookingit site.  Walk, run or ride to one of Langdon’s “Little Free Libraries.” For more information, contact Mrs. Schoell .

If you haven’t tried Epic!, what are you waiting for? Visit the site or download the app to begin reading some amazing books for children ages 5-12.

***Important Dates***

Textbook sign out: Thurs, Sept. 5Mon.-ThursSept. 9-12.

K-6 LC Scheduled Classes: Mon. Sept. 16-19.

Please check all around the house for school textbooks and LC/Library books. Students who have any books that are missing or are damaged will be charged for them Thank you to all who return their books on time!

*Students can see what they have due by logging into their account on the Koha OPAC page. Follow the instructions on the page.

Keep Calm and Oooooh!  New Books! Click on Koha, "New Titles" page to view all the amazing titles recently added.  New books are being added weekly!

New Bookshelf

Why am I receiving Koha emails? The Koha automated program sends out emails for date due, holds, an outstanding overdue or lost book. Once an item is returned, Koha will not send out a notice.

New to the LearnAlberta's ORC page are Indigenous databases: Gord Downie's The Secret Path (Gr. 5-12), Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada (Gr. 5-12), and, Indigenous Peoples: North America (Gr. 7-12).

LC Club News. Grades 4-9 students may choose to become a club member.  Students shelve returned books, process new titles, decorate and have some fun as well.  Please note the following:

- Gr. 4-6 LC Club will be held Tuesday - Thursday during morning recess. Grades 5-9 will start up the week of Sept. 16 . There will be a meeting Monday, Sept. 16 during the  morning recess for grades 5-9 students who are interested to participate. Grade days will be announced soon.

- Gr. 7-9 LC Club are welcome to drop in to the LC during morning or lunch recess Monday - Thursday.

Readers are leaders!

Parent volunteers. Parent volunteers provide an essential role in the Learning Commons.  New titles put into the hands of students and staff are accomplished faster due to the efforts of volunteers.  Langdon School’s parent volunteers and the community have tremendously supported the annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair as new resources were made available for classroom libraries and the LC! Book Fair news will be forthcoming. Your dedication and cheerful help are deeply appreciated by myself, students and staff!

Access eBooks via Follett’s Destiny Discover app (free to download). Click on the above Destiny Discover eBooks or go to www.gofollett.com Students login using their RVS school id for Google documents or Moodle.  Note:  If you have downloaded the free, Destiny Discover app, you may have to update it.

Homework?  Check this page first!  Better than Google! This important site is often overlooked for studying or homework help is LearnAlberta’s Online Reference Centre which provides free, K-12, databases for literacy and research.  Click on the above Digital Learning Resources button for more resources.

Thank you to students, parents and staff for making the Learning Commons an exciting place for research, reading, and discovery!

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