Bolton C. Falby Public SchoolAjax, Ontario 127 / 598 Books Given
Principal Conor Jinkinson
Bolton C. Falby is a community school which serves many students from low socio-economic backgrounds and diverse cultures. Literacy has, and continues to be, an important initiative in our school, where the objective has been to have all students reading at grade level or higher. This goal can only be accomplished with adequate resources. Sadly, our library budget does not meet the needs of the children in our school. Much of our school library collection is worn and outdated. Many of our families have economic challenges, so fundraising is not an option as it is in other schools. Last year we were able to secure a grant to renovate the library space, and weeded many of our dated materials in preparation for this refresh. The students are so grateful for our beautiful, updated space, but are hopeful that there will be new books to follow to help fill those new but sparse shelves. With your help, we can build our collection with current, diverse, and engaging books which will ultimately ignite learning and inspire a love of reading.
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Very Hungry Caterpillar for all the curriculum connections. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons because it has a positive message and a great, unexpected ending. Robert Munsch's "We Share Everything" because it is a fun way to teach those precious Kindies about sharing.
Ultimately, my parents. Shelves full of books at home and a library card were the tools I was given.
I am supporting this school because every child matters. Many students don't have the same opportunities that others have but books can be the great equalizer and the means through which they can realize their full potential.
Reading is important because it is a vital skill to function in today's society. It is how we learn about the world and all its wonders.
The Polar Express. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all just believed? There is room for everyone on the nice list!
The three books every school library should have starts with my favourite children's book, The Velveteen Rabbit. A story about unconditional, timeless love between a young boy and his beloved toy rabbit. My second choice is The Kissing Hand which sends the message that loved ones are always ...
This is not our home school but I am happy to help expand any school library! Happy reading!
Being the oldest of four children, I had eighteen months of my mother's undivided attention. I remember being told that I could identify letters at a very early age. I think I fell in love with reading because I had been given the tools at such an early age. I went on to study English ...
I am supporting Bolton C. Falby, not only for the great work the teachers and librarian do to promote literacy, but because the school library was recently renovated and they need new books for their large school population, just under 600 students. I have volunteered at book fairs and open ...
As a kid I loved the Little House on the Prairie series. I recall my older sister reading them and used to love when she would read me a chapter or two. Once I learned to read I was so excited to read the stories and learn about what growing up long ago was like.
Reading is important to me for a variety of reasons. Reading unlocks knowledge, provides instruction, and stimulates the imagination. Reading bonds parent and child. The ability to read and comprehend is the gateway to success. Reading, in short, is all.
I think children's books continue to have an impact on adult lives as we enjoy new stories with new members of our families. One of my niece's favourite books, and my new favourite, is Goodnight Moon. A lovely bedtime story with clever and luscious rhymes. To make the experience real, I ...