Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Book Art

While attending our Chapter wind up, I spotted these wonderful works of art displayed in the library at L.A. Matheson Secondary. What a great way to use books that would otherwise have been discarded!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dust Jacket Placemats

Do you have dust jackets that have piled up in your back office? Stephanie at Holly Elementary has come up with a creative use for them: placemats! She had Grade 4 students create the woven placemats and then had them laminated. Students use them under laptops or iPads on the whiteboard tables to keep the tables from getting scratched. Great idea and the students love them!

Have students use a ruler to mark lines to cut. Leave a margin.

The teacher-librarian cut up other book covers into strips on a large paper cutter. Weave, tucking ends in. Secure first strip with a paperclip to make it easier. 

Placemats are colourful and useful! 

April Newsletter #1

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Chinese New Year Dragon!

Check out this Chinese New Year Dragon floating above the books at the Forsyth Road Elementary Library! Teacher-librarian, Robin, had students create the links in table groups using materials purchased at Urban Source: Alternative Art Materials located on Main Street in Vancouver.

Creating the dragon was a multi-age collaborative art activity.

Easy paper link chain created the body of the dragon. Interesting art materials were used to decorate each section.