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Online LibraryAccess our online library: http://tlc.scdsb.on.ca/scdsb/school.asp?SchoolType=2&sID=208 

The Simcoe County District School Board has more than 100 school libraries, and all schools have a full-time teacher-librarian. There are approximately 1.5 million items in the current resource collection.

Teacher-librarians work with students and staff to develop collections that are engaging for students and staff. The goals are to provide relevant resources for learning, instruction and reading enjoyment.

News From Tottenham Public School's Library

TPS Now Has A Virtual Library!

If you are looking for reading resources, math activities, coding opportunities and more, check out our new virtual library.  The virtual library will be added to regularly, so be sure to check back often.  Use the link below to access our virtual library.

TPS Tigers' Virtual Library 

Wondering what to read next?

Are you in grade 4-8 and wondering what to read next?  Mrs. Goronovsky recently created a blog where she is recording information about the books she has read.  Use the link below to access the blog and find some great suggestions for your next reading journey.

Mrs. G.'s Recommended Reads

Global Read Aloud

In October, students in grades 1 to 3 will participate in The Global Read Aloud.  The premise of this program is "one book to connect the world".  This year's Global Read Aloud author/illustrator is Yuyi Morales.  Each week we will enjoy one of Yuyi Morales' incredible books. We will share this reading experience with Global Read Aloud friends in the United States.  We will use Google Drive to share our ideas about the Global Read Aloud books and to get to know our new friends.  This is our fifth year participating in this program. 

Touch Typing Games

Being able to touch type is a valuable skill.  There are numerous free online games available for learning and practicing touch typing. The following list of recommended sites is a good place for students to begin learning this skill.

Dance Mat Typing

Keyboarding Tutorials and Typing Tests

A Variety of Ways To Enjoy Reading

These days we have many ways to access stories or non-fiction text, books are just one of these ways.  The following websites are some of the different ways students engage with text at Tottenham Public School.  These sites can also be accessed from home. Classroom teachers will provide students with the required usernames and passwords. 

Britannica School                                             Tumble Books                                     Raz Kids

Teaching Kids The News                                  National Geographic Kids                      Kids Health

International Children's Digital Library                  Storyline Online

Unite For Literacy  Unite For Literacy is a free digital collection of books that can be narrated in several different languages. 

The Importance of Reading Together

Reading with your child is not only an enjoyable activity, but it helps develop important literacy skills.  ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC Life Literacy), provides this information about reading with your child:

"Reading to children more than once a day has a substantial positive impact on their future academic skills.  In addition, research indicates children with early exposure to books and reading are better at performing mathematical tasks."

"Having a parent or other caring person read aloud with their children helps children learn listening skills, vocabulary and language skills, as well as develop imagination and creativity."

Library Schedule

Wondering when your library books are due?  Check the schedule below to find your class' regular library time.  Those students who do not have a regularly scheduled library time have an opportunity to visit the library for open book exchange on a daily basis.

Day 1 - Mrs. Pulice's Class, Mrs. Cousins' Class, Mrs. Seguin's Class

Day 2 - Mrs. Trace's Class, Ms. Stanley's Class

Day 3 - Mrs. Keeler's Class

Day 4 - Mrs. Wiken's Class

Day 5 - Ms. Black's Class, Mrs. Nicholl's Class, Ms. Beatty's Class

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