Walter Whyte SchoolGrand Marais, Manitoba 119 / 104 livres donnés
Nom du directeur ou de la directrice : Gloria Juvonen We are a small rural school with a very small budget, not close to a public library, so it is hard to provide books to get every student excited about reading. That wouldn't be so bad if it was just an elementary school but we are a K-Grade 9. There are so many great books out there and so little money. Every year I pick one section (picture books, 1st chapter books, JF, TF, Graphic Novel or Non- fiction) as my focus to add the majority of books. I go to all the book sales and pick up as many books as I can that are on sale so I get more bang for my buck. It is hard sometimes when you get to the cash register and don't have enough money and have to start putting books back. I think this is a great incentive and every school wins just by participating. Thank you so much for doing this.
The students and staff and especially me, the librarian, would like to thank everyone who helped us earn new books for the library. You all helped us reach our goal of landing in the top 5. It was a hard fight but we made it. Just being here is a major accomplishment for a small...
The students are so excited. I have more pictures of some dream libraries that the students have drawn. So colourful and inventive.
I am so proud of my students and all the followers who voted for our story. It is a nail biter this year. We keep getting into the top 5 then getting bumped out. We are putting up a good fight and hope to get back into the top 5 by the time the contest is over. The students are ...
In today’s classes I had the students design what their library would look like. They were so excited and had so many great ideas (food and books not really my choice! They did so well and I want to include a picture of some of their designs.
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As a young girl in a rural community with no library, books were not easily accessed. My father would go to Winnipeg once a week to pick up supplies and he would treat me once a month to a book. I remember waiting up for him at night until he arrived so I could see the new adventure I could ...
Most of us have someone who come's to mind when we think of reading. I think of a teacher that believed in my daughter and recommended the right story that catapulted Nina's skills and interests in reading. It was grade seven and Nina was a diligent student with perfect attendance. She ...
My daughter feels like she read every book in the library and needs more.
The first person to ever read to me was my mom. I remember she would read to me and my brothers all the time. My mom always encouraged us to read and would buy us books, books and more books. I still do a lot of reading !!
I’m supporting Walter Whyte School because it is my old school. I attended here from kindergarten to grade 9. It’s a great school.
My mom would read to me all the time. She signed me up for a book club and I would get new books in the mail every month.
Whether reading for work or pleasure it is an important skill to possess. I cannot imagine how hard it is for people that struggle with reading. Programs like Indigo Adopt a School are wonderful for helping put books of many interests into the hands of our youth.
My mom had the greatest impact on my love of reading. She was one of the first people to read to me and then it was off to school. Many teachers in my small Saskatchewan town played a part in keeping me an avid reader.
Walter Whyte School is a small school in the community I live in. All my children have attended this school. Grandchildren and now even great grand children are students there now. For a small school it’s amazing how many activities and community events that take place at WWS.
Reading allowing me to experience the world without leaving my home.
I am supporting this school because it is the school that my son is going to attend in the future. Reading is such an important part of education and I want him to fall in love with reading at school.
I would have to give the credit to my sister for passing on her love of reading to me. I learned to read early but it wasn’t until I was almost a teenager that I really started to enjoy reading. I love to relax with a good book.
I am supporting this school because it is a small rural school. Many of my family members have and do attend the school.
Reading is important to me and to others because it allows one to gain information; while at the same time experience and confidence. Reading also builds creativity and imagination. Our brains are an amazing organ and thrive on the areas I’ve mentioned above. Through reading, learning is ...
The staff at Walter Whyte helped me learn to read, and made me fall in love with stories. The great program they have for I Love to Read Month made me strive to read as many books and chapters as possible. I want the children there today to have the great oppurtunities I had and fall in love ...
Reading is important to me because as a teacher, I can see the huge boost a child gets in their self confidence once they can read. It's also a critical step in creating independent learners.
I love to read. To be able to read is extremely important and affects almost everything we do in our lives. I remember as I was growing up how I would stay up late,without my parents knowing,reading my book. Reading has always been a favourite pastime for me. In my job as an EA I love ...
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I fell in love with reading when attending Walter Whyte School myself. My son will attend this school when he is older and I would love for him to have books available to him. I hope he will fall in love with reading.
I’m supporting this school because this is the school my son will go to! And where my partner went as a child. :)
I am supporting this school because my mom used to go here, I used to go here. Now my daughter goes here and in a couple years my other children will too. They have a small library with not much selection and need more books!
Reading is so important to me is because I read to my children every night and they enjoyed and looked forward to going to bed. Now i read to my grandchildren. And the feeling is the same. And I still love reading.
Reading is fantastic as it transports your mind to the characters and their life sometimes long long ago or far far away or both. You learn their way of thinking, their experiences and their struggles and accomplishments. We can learn so much from history. Common practices then that thank ...
I am supporting this school because I am the Librarian. There is nothing better than seeing the excitement of all the students when I am able to put out new books for them. Their smiles and enthusiasm is what makes this job so great. For some of our students the only books they get to read ...
I am supporting Walter Whyte school because it is a part of a great community and has been providing quality education over the years. I attended this school when I was growing up and my children also attended this school. When my children attended Walter Whyte School I was an active ...
I love reading, and reading with my granddaughters is always a joy. It’s not only fun but there learning also. It’s very relaxing. ❤️
I am supporting because I attended Walter Whyte School from Kindergarten to grade nine. And it was such a wonderful school that reading is so important for children.
For me, reading books have inspired me to write my own stories. Reading has opened up a creative world, when I read I become part of the story, like being captivated by The Hobbit, or Catcher in the Rye. I encourage anyone to read a book a monrh.
My first two years of school was in a one room schoolhouse where children of all ages (Grade 1-9) shared one teacher. I was a shy and timid child but loved school. I vividly remember the library. It was a small room, more like closet, full of books. I loved to go to the library and read ...
In middle school I had an awesome teacher who read "Where the red fern grows" by Wilson Rawls. This book has too many life lessons in it to mention them all here. I recommend everyone young or old should pick up a copy and enjoy it. The story is about a boy who learns to work very hard to buy ...
I had the privilege of working at Walter Whyte School for 20 years. Students were strongly encouraged to read and our Librarians always tried very hard to obtain the books that students wanted to read. This is a monumental task in such a small school!
My dad would sit me on his lap and read the comic page in the newspaper to me almost every day and he’d get me to read the colour comics on Saturdays. I learned to read before I went to school. We always had books at home and school and my parents taught me how to look up words in the ...
Reading is important to me, because I love to see the look on my child’s face as she learns to read a new book. When my daughter comes home from school with excitement that she has a new book for us to read before she goes to bed at night. I love to see how she sounds out words and the look on ...