Bishop Belleau Catholic SchoolMoosonee, Ontario 60 / 78 Books Given
Principal Heath Hough Our students generally read below the age/grade appropriate reading level, and stuggle with language acquisition. Given we are a remote fly in community, new books and resources are very difficult to get, as well as pay for when we can get them. Our students are often not exposed to many common and simple themes and experiences that other students in the south are, or themes and experiences that are reflected in children's books, due to our exteme remoteness in Moosonee. (For example, our town has 2 restaurants, no mall, no theaters, no stores of any kind other than one grocery story, one gas station, one hardware store.) We are also currently using books as prizes for "student of the month" as well as for prizes for reading progress in the classroom. Given our funding is very limited for this, new books are always very welcome. Thank you.
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Reading is a wondrous gift that opens the mind to all things... Hope your students enjoy their new books!
Reading is a wonderous gift that opens the mind to all things... Hope your students enjoy their new books!
I too am from a small, isolated northern community. Literature saved me. Reading opens doors; reading gives you the power to change; reading teaches you everything; the written word will save you! God bless!