F.D. RooseveltLondon, Ontario 35 / 420 Books Given
Principal Ron Duffy
Our school’s library collection is becoming outdated. The average publication date of our collection is 2003 and this leads to outdated information, especially in our non-fiction section.
Our classroom libraries are even more outdated. Most of our classrooms have an extremely small collection of books available in them and do not contain the popular high-interest books that today's students want to read.
As many of our students do not have books at home, they depend on our school library and classroom libraries for reading materials. Participating in the Adopt a School program will help us to improve the selection of books so our students can become avid readers now and continue to be life-long readers in the future.
Anything by Robert Munsch
Anything by Eric Walters
Anything by Gordon Korman
Land of Stories Series
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My favourite book as a child was The Hockey Sweater because I was a Montreal Canadians fan and all my friends liked the Toronto Maple Leafs. Now that I’m a father, I’m looking forward to reading this book to my son and turning him into a Montreal fan too.
I loved reading my children nursery rhymes. We would often read them before bed. Now I continue to read them to my grandchildren and love the bonding time it creates.
I am supporting this school because these children and their families mean a lot to me. As a veteran teacher at Roosevelt, I have come to know and grow close to many members of our school community. Over the years, various commonalities have held up... A few worth mentioning are: with caring ...
I am supporting this school because it has a great community that supports reading. I have seen how the students get excited about new genres, series and authors. It ignites a passion for reading in them. They can’t put the books down. Supporting them with this project will allow the school to ...
My teacher in Grade 2 instilled a love of reading in me. She was animated when reading stories and exposed us to a variety of genres. She implemented an at-home reading program which included a stuffed bear to take home. You were to read to the bear and write about what you did on the weekend ...
Reading wasn't always easy for me as a kid but my mom and dad worked tirelessly with me and I had a lot of great teachers in my life. I think it's so important as adults that we inspire children and create a sense of wonder in them through reading quality books.
Keeping it short and sweet. As Dr. Seuss has said, “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you’ll learn, the more places you’ll go!
I am supporting this school because I work at this school! I know how important it is to foster a love of learning in our students and with some new books this helps engage students and love reading!
Reading is important to me because all else stems from reading ... from knowledge gained while reading. I remember reading to my children for up to two hours per evening when they were in their formative years. Now in university, my 17 year old, in addition to his love of computer games/gaming, ...
I believe reading is important both as a child and an adult, books give you the opportunity to continually learn new things and open you’re mind up to new experiences.
My children went to FD Roosevelt when they were young. They loved bringing books home on a regular basis and we would often read together. Thanks to the love of reading that was instilled in them from a young age, my daughter continues to love to read and is now the librarian at Roosevelt. It ...
Reading takes you somewhere new. It's a way to learn, understand, expand ideas and prompts curiosity. Reading keeps history alive, it can have a therapeutic effect and is an essential life skill that is also so enriching.
As a young child I was very fortunate enough to have both my parents read to me. Whether it be at night before bed or on the weekend, we always read and shared stories together. With such a rich love of reading in my home, I have grown up loving to read. My mom especially had a way of bringing ...
Reading is important to me because it gives anyone (students and teachers alike!) the opportunity to escape their reality and dive into a different one.
My grade 4 teacher. He was also the school librarian, so each student in the school had the chance to be positively impacted by his passion for literature every year. He read to us every day (sometimes twice a day!) a these are the moments of my elementary schooling that I remember most ...
As the Teacher-Librarian at F.D. Roosevelt P.S., I see on a daily basis how books have a positive impact on the students at our school. Students are so excited to come to the library and find their favourite books and are often eager to share their finds with friends, classmates, and teachers. ...
As a kindergarten teacher at the Roosevelt, there are a number or books I make sure to read with my class each year, but I can only have one favourite and "Something Good" by Robert Munsch is that book. If you thought grocery shopping was emotional enough on it's own, for both adults and kids, ...