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  • Online Database: Feature Canadian Encyclopedia Search Term: Cindy Klassen
  • Show path via live demonstration -Wiz Kids -School Zone -School Websites -Canadian Encyclopedia
  • Tip: Have different students read the different trivia points
  • Info Feature: Website --
  • When searching for current, local information an excellent source is the Kitchener Record Online
  • Select Database: Biography Resource Centre
  • Only use databases like Biography Resource Center for famous athletes: Martin Brodeur goalie for the New Jersey Devils a famous NHL player will be mentioned in Biography Resource Center
  • World book is a great database for finding Info FAST! Want to know more about freestyle skiing go to “Info Finder”
  • Project Prep & Positioning Session 1320 Snapshots Feb 26

    1. 2. <ul><li>3 of the 4 Cambridge Libraries branches are located in core area communities </li></ul><ul><li>Core area schools are located within walking distance of their community library </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Libraries Partners’ with local schools to offer academic support to our community Elementary students </li></ul>
    2. 3. Project Prep @ <ul><li>What do we offer? </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can book a one time visit OR regular monthly visits throughout the school year </li></ul><ul><li>Library visit customized to current unit of study </li></ul><ul><li>Basic research skills on OPAC (Title, Author, Keyword & Subject Searches) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Online Databases (Selection based on unit of study) </li></ul><ul><li>Feature relevant websites (Canadian Encyclopedia Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Library Memberships and free replacement cards for visiting students </li></ul><ul><li>Project support & leisure reading book selections </li></ul>
    3. 4. Support not Competition! <ul><li>We are NOT classroom teachers </li></ul><ul><li>We are NOT Teacher-Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>We are NOT replacing the school library </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE offering access to a wide range of curriculum support materials that the school library cannot afford to provide </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE displaying new leisure reading materials from comics to the latest chapter books </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE showcasing the ASKON databases for student’s research </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE training students to perform basic catalogue searches </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE giving students library cards & FREE replacement cards </li></ul>
    4. 5. Building Teacher/Library Relationships <ul><li>September Publicity: </li></ul><ul><li>Library Visit Planners are sent to every school principal in Cambridge to distribute to their teaching staff. Planners contain one sheet flyer that briefly highlights classroom visit opportunities and a flyer for the Young Readers…Young Riders program that offers a free transit ride to the library. </li></ul><ul><li>Build an Email List: </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers that book a visit are automatically added to our teacher email list. This list is used to send out information about the library (New databases, Author Visits, Poetry Events, Let’s Read program etc…) </li></ul>
    5. 6. Building Teacher/Library Relationships <ul><li>Preach to the Choir: </li></ul><ul><li>Remind teachers that visit with their class that they can come again for a different unit of study. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Flexible: </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will need flexibility when booking regular library visits. Chose times that work well with both the library and the class schedules. Classes that walk to the library are at the mercy of the weather; snow, rain and extreme cold will affect their ability to attend. </li></ul>
    6. 7. Creating Student Library Ownership <ul><li>Students who attend Project Prep visits on a regular basis develop a strong sense of library ownership. </li></ul><ul><li>Proven Success: </li></ul><ul><li>Central School (Gr. 4,5 & 6) attend the Queen’s Square Library monthly for Project Prep class visits. </li></ul><ul><li>These students return to the library on a regular basis on their own to use the computers, attend library programs (PD Day Specials, Saturday Craftastic & Gr.4 & Up After-school) and borrow materials. </li></ul>
    7. 8. Library Visit Timelines <ul><li>Project Prep Library Visit = 1 hour </li></ul><ul><li>Tour of the Department =10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Unit of Study PowerPoint (Basic OPAC & Database Training) =20 min </li></ul><ul><li>Research Activity =10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Library Cards & Membership Guidelines= 10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Book Selection and Check-out =10 min </li></ul>
    8. 10. Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010 Feb. 12 – the first day of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
    9. 11. Speed Skating <ul><li>There is no faster sport in the world, powered solely by the human body, than speed skating. Skaters can reach speeds of more than 60 kilometers per hour! </li></ul><ul><li>Speed skating takes place on a 400-metre oval ice rink and is timed to one-hundredth of a second. </li></ul>
    10. 12. Cindy Klassen <ul><li>Sport: Speed Skating LT </li></ul><ul><li>Biography Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Born: December 8 th , 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Place : Winnipeg, Manitoba </li></ul><ul><li>Residence: Calgary, Alberta </li></ul>The 25-cent coin celebrates her incredible five medals won at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games – one gold , two silver and two bronze .
    11. 13. GOLD Medal Winner for Canadian INFO!
    12. 14. Figure Skating <ul><li>Figure skating competition is comprised of singles , pairs and ice dance . </li></ul><ul><li>Each skating element (jump, lift, footwork, etc.) has a point value. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Judging on a scale of one to 10, the judges express the overall presentation of the whole program. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 15. Bryce Davison & Jessica Dubé <ul><li>Born: January 29,1986 </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Place: Walnut Creek, California, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Residence: Huntsville, Ontario </li></ul>Sport: Figure Skating-Pairs <ul><li>Biography Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Born: October 29,1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Place: Drummondville, Québec </li></ul><ul><li>Residence: St-Cyrille-de-Wendover, Québec </li></ul>
    14. 16. Great Olympic Website
    15. 17. Alpine Skiing <ul><li>Alpine skiing, an adaptation of cross-country skiing to downhill, has been practiced in the European Alps for at least 150 years . </li></ul><ul><li>Ski racing is simple: the fastest racer from top to bottom wins . There are no judges, just a clock measuring time and gates that mark the route the racers must take through the course. </li></ul><ul><li>There are five Olympic events in alpine: Downhill , Slalom , Giant </li></ul><ul><li>Slalom , Super Giant Slalom (Super-G) and Super Combined . </li></ul>
    16. 18. Kelly VanderBeek <ul><li>Biography Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Born: January 21,1983 </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Place: Kapuskasing, Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Residence: Chilliwack, British Columbia </li></ul>Sport: Alpine Skiing
    17. 19. The Record Online Excellent Local Info!
    18. 20. Ice Hockey <ul><li>Ice hockey was born in Canada . The first set of </li></ul><ul><li>rules specifying a puck and a flat piece of wood </li></ul><ul><li>was written in 1837. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The object of the game of ice hockey is to get the puck into the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>goal d efended by the opposing team. The ice surface is divided in half by a centre red line and into thirds by two blue lines . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The 2010 Olympic Winter Games ice hockey tournaments are played on a North American ice surface which is four metres narrower than international rinks. </li></ul>
    19. 21. Martin Brodeur <ul><li>Biography Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Born: May 6 th , 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Place: Montréal, Québec </li></ul><ul><li>Residence: West Orange, New Jersey, USA </li></ul>Sport: Ice Hockey
    20. 22. Enter Famous Athlete’s Name
    21. 23. Biography Info
    22. 24. Freestyle Skiing <ul><li>Tricks for the Olympic freestyle skiing events include the twister , spread-eagle , iron cross , and the helicopter ( an upright 360-degree spin ). </li></ul><ul><li>In aerials, competitors hit the jumps or 'kickers' at speeds of </li></ul><ul><li>60+ km/h , launch themselves some 15 metres in the air. </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors must perform two different jumps consisting of single or multiple somersaults with or without twists. </li></ul><ul><li>Ski cross is based on a simple concept: first across the finish line wins . </li></ul>
    23. 25. Jennifer Heil <ul><li>Biography Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Born: November 4, 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta </li></ul><ul><li>Residence: Montréal, Québec </li></ul>Sport: Freestyle Skiing
    24. 27. Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010 Olympic Books Fiction & Non-Fiction
    25. 35. from Lines Written For Gene Kelly To Dance To by Carl Sandburg Can you dance a question mark? Can you dance an exclamation point? Can you dance a couple of commas? And bring it to a finish with a period? Can you dance like the wind is pushing you? Can you dance like you are pushing the wind? Can you dance with slow wooden heels and then change to bright and singing silver heels? Such nice feet, such good feet.
    26. 36. If you could wear my sneakers! By: Sheree Fitch <ul><li>If you were me and I were you </li></ul><ul><li>For just a day or maybe two </li></ul><ul><li>Then maybe you and maybe me </li></ul><ul><li>Would see the me that you were too </li></ul><ul><li>Because…the you I see </li></ul><ul><li>You try to be never ever </li></ul><ul><li>Speaks to me </li></ul><ul><li>See…If you knew the me I am </li></ul><ul><li>Or I could know the you you be </li></ul><ul><li>I think we would eventually </li></ul><ul><li>Discover we like broccoli! </li></ul>
    27. 37. If you could wear my sneakers! con’t By: Sheree Fitch <ul><li>Yeah…we could form the broccoli bunch </li></ul><ul><li>Invite each other out to lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Share our little broccoli trees </li></ul><ul><li>Cover them with melted cheese </li></ul><ul><li>But…you pass me by without a smile </li></ul><ul><li>as if I were a crocodile then look the other way in case </li></ul><ul><li>You see the me that’s in my face. </li></ul>
    28. 38. If you could wear my sneakers! con’t By: Sheree Fitch <ul><li>If you could wear my sneakers </li></ul><ul><li>(You might plug your nose) </li></ul><ul><li>And if I could wear your shoes </li></ul><ul><li>(Even if they crunch my toes) </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe we could see the us </li></ul><ul><li>We never got to meet </li></ul><ul><li>The you and me </li></ul><ul><li>That might have found </li></ul><ul><li>More broccoli to eat </li></ul>
    29. 39. Ping-Pong Poem by Douglas Florian The in this Pong bounce and like a words side Ping- poem back forth metronome.
    30. 40. The Proving Ground Ping. Pong. The sound the ball makes. Holding the paddle like that. They know what they are doing. The champions of recess. Shanghai, China 1980
    31. 41. Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty Had a great lake. Humpty Dumpty Made a mistake. All the king’s chemicals, All the king’s waste Went into the lake, For goodness’ sake!
    32. 42. We Are Plooters by Jack Prelutsky We are Plooters, We don’t care, We make messes Everywhere, We strip forests Bare of trees, We dump garbage In the seas. We are Plooters, We enjoy Finding beauty To destroy, We intrude Where creatures thrive, Soon there’s little Left alive. Underwater, Underground, Nothing’s safe When we’re around, We spew poisons In the air, We are Plooters, We don’t care.
    33. 43. Climbing Walking on air. Looks ancient. Mmm. I’d like to do this. I like adventure. Hard work. I’d tell him to keep going. Village of Karamakhi, Republic of Dagestan, Russian 2000
    34. 44. My Memories of the Nicaraguan Revolution by Eugenio Alberto Cano Correa A tear streaming from my eye, Running through a field seeking refuge, A road lined with bullet shells instead of pebbles, An empty wheelbarrow stained red, A pillar of smoke uniting sky and ground, A slogan cried from the background, A hug of protection from my mama. Una lagrima fluyendo de mi ojo, Corriendo a campo traviesa buscando refugio, Un camino marcado po bals servidas en vez de guijarros, Una carretilla vacia manchada de rojo, Una pilar de humo uniendo cielo y tierra, Una consigna gritada desde el fondo, Un abrazo protector de mi mama.
    35. 45. Speak Up by Janet S. Wong You’re Korean, aren’t you? Why don’t you speak Korean? Say something Korean. C’mon. Say something. Say some other stuff. Sounds funny. Sounds strange. Listen to me? But I’m American can’t you see? But I was born here. Yes. Just don’t, I guess. I don’t speak it. I can’t. Halmoni. Grandmother. Haraboji. Grandfather. Imo. Aunt. Hey, let’s listen to you for a change. Say some foreign words. Your family came from somewhere else. Sometime. So was I.
    36. 46. Voting Time <ul><li>Lines Written For Gene Kelly To Dance To Carl Sandburg </li></ul><ul><li>If you could wear my sneakers! </li></ul><ul><li>Sheree Fitch </li></ul><ul><li>Ping-Pong Poem </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Florian </li></ul><ul><li>The Proving Ground </li></ul><ul><li>Poems by Children </li></ul><ul><li>Humpty Dumpty </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara Wynklunder </li></ul><ul><li>We Are Plooters </li></ul><ul><li>Jack Prelutsky </li></ul><ul><li>Climbing </li></ul><ul><li>Poems by Children </li></ul><ul><li>My Memories of the Nicaraguan Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Eugenio Alberto Cano correa </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Up </li></ul><ul><li> Janet S. Wong </li></ul>
    37. 50. Poet Compilations: Single-Poet Poetry books
    38. 51. Poem Picture Books: One poem with picture book illustrations
    39. 53. <ul><li>Poem-a-Day Contest starts January 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Ten winning poems will be selected from each of the following age groups: Children (0-11) ,Youth (12-17) and Adult (18+). </li></ul><ul><li>The poems will be judged by three local poets </li></ul><ul><li>The winning poems will be featured in displays at the Cambridge libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Winners will receive a gift, have their poem printed and get to read their poems at a celebration of poetry at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts. </li></ul><ul><li>Contestants may submit up to three poems. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit online at or in person at any library location or the Centre for the Arts. </li></ul>
    40. 56. Project Prep Class Visits Benefit your Library Staff <ul><li>Fluency with online databases </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity with elementary curriculum and student project resources </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence in using the library’s website - finding relevant links and information </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a full-range of curriculum based PowerPoint presentations that can be used by staff at any location. </li></ul>
    41. 57. For more information on offering Project Prep Visits @ your library contact: [email_address]