Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

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In Celebration of Canada's 150th year, the Pilgrim Wood Library is offering a reading contest called "I Read Canada".  
  • Pick up your "I Read Canada" card at the Library.
  • Read 3 books either by a Canadian author or about Canada.  
  • For each book read, ask an adult to initial your "I Read Canada" card under a maple leaf.
  • Bring your completed card to the library and put it in the draw jar for your chance to win cool Canada prizes!

Contest ends June 19th.  Happy Reading!

  

Monday, April 3, 2017


March is Women's History Month

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Every Day Is Malala Day by Rosemary McCarney

A 5W Book Summary by Josie, a Grade 4 Student

Who: Malala is a person that wanted girls to get the education that boys did. But she and her friends got shot because they thought that a bullets would keep girls quiet.

Why: Malala wanted girls to get the same education as boys, make a change in the world and help women rights. Boys did not have to work to go to school and girls had to work a lot to go to school.

What: Malala helped lots of girls to get an education by changing people’s minds so girls could go to school. They shot Malala with a bullet but it did not stop her.

Where: Malala was shot in Pakistan. But she was on her way to school and she got shot on her way to school. She got shot by a member on the Taliban because she was speaking up for girls.

When: Malala Yousafzai was shot on October 9, 2012 when she was fifteen years old. Malala did her speech in front of a thousand of people on July 12, 2013 on her 16th birthday.
March is Women's History Month
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A Book  5W Book Summary by Avery, a Grade 4 Student

My book choice was “Who was Amelia Earhart”, by Kate Boehm Jerome and illustrated by David Cain.

Who was Amelia Earhart?
Amelia Earhart was a pioneer, writer, speaker and the first woman ever to be a airplane pilot.

What did Amelia Earhart attempt?
She was the first woman to attempt to fly across the world in an airplane. Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan (her navigator) went missing around the Pacific Ocean when she was forty years old.

What did Amelia Earhart accomplish? She worked hard to make sure women had more equal rights when at the time they did not have very much equality. By being the first female airplane pilot she opened many opportunities in aviation for women.

Where was Amelia Earhart born?
Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas and then moved to Los Angeles and Chicago. She also spent some time in Toronto.

When was Amelia Earhart born?
She was born July 24,1897, went missing on July 2, 1937 and she was married to George Putnam on February 7, 1931.

Why was Amelia Earhart important? Amelia Earhart was an important figure in history because she was a courageous woman who helped women’s rights at a time when women had very little equality.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

  
 Freedom to Read Week at the Pilgrim Wood Library
February 26 – March 4, 2017

This is a display of books that have been challenged and/or banned from other libraries. The students at Pilgrim Wood are encouraged to read these books and to celebrate their freedom to read!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Book Review by Amanda, a Grade 5 Student
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Crossing To Freedom              
by: Virginia Frances Schwartz
                                                                                                    Solomon,Levi and Grandpa Jacob all headed to freedom. They were slaves and didn’t like it one bit. They ran away with slave catchers on their backs until Grandpa Jacob couldn’t take it. So they left him at a safe spot to rest and were off on their way. After a long walk they found a place where they can earn money and be happy for a while.

I like this book because it has a very good story line.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Book Review by Vincent, a Grade 4 Student
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Book title: Who Was Martin Luther King Jr?
Written by: Bonnie Bader
Illustrated by: Elizabeth Wolf


Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Skipping two grades in school, he graduated from high school at age 15. He was married to a lady named Coretta Scott whom he met at the Boston University of Theology. Martin spoke for civil rights as a man. He led many marches and made many speeches including his famous “I have a dream” speech. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Even though he is dead, Martin’s dream lives on.


I think that it was fitting for Martin to do what he did. This is because he believed in peace and influenced many people with his speeches.


I really admire how Martin would always use peaceful means to communicate his message. He would never physically fight back if the response to his protests was negative.