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

 

Scholastic Book Fair News!

The Arctic Adventure, Snow Much to Read Book Fair will be held from Nov. 12-15.

Stay tuned!  Evening Sales will be held Wed., Nov. 13 & Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5pm - 7:30pm. Volunteers play an important role in making our fair successful.  Contact Mrs. Schoell at the Learning Commons to volunteer! More information to be posted shortly on the Learning Commons webpage with a notice sent home by the end of October.

October is Canadian Library Month. A Visit Will Get You Thinking. Visit the Learning Commons or Chestermere Public Library. “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” by Dr. Seuss.

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***  INVOICES WILL BE SENT OUT THROUGH SCHOOL CASH SOON! 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 during their morning recess.  The last day for joining the club will be Thursday, Oct. 3rd.  They may shelve approx. 400 books a week as well as complete other duties. Please note the following:

Gr. 4 -- Monday     Gr. 5 -- Tuesday     Gr. 6 -- Wednesday

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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