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2 3 of the 4 Cambridge Libraries branches are located in core area communities Core area schools are located within walking distance of their community library Cambridge Libraries Partners with local schools to offer academic support to our community Elementary students

3 Project Prep @ What do we offer? Teachers can book a one time visit OR regular monthly visits throughout the school year Library visit customized to current unit of study Basic research skills on OPAC (Title, Author, Keyword & Subject Searches) Introduction to Online Databases (Selection based on unit of study) Feature relevant websites (Canadian Encyclopedia Online) Library Memberships and free replacement cards for visiting students Project support & leisure reading book selections

4 Support not Competition! We are NOT classroom teachers We are NOT Teacher-Librarians We are NOT replacing the school library We ARE offering access to a wide range of curriculum support materials that the school library cannot afford to provide We ARE displaying new leisure reading materials from comics to the latest chapter books We ARE showcasing the ASKON databases for students research We ARE training students to perform basic catalogue searches We ARE giving students library cards & FREE replacement cards

5 Building Teacher/Library Relationships September Publicity: 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. Build an Email List: 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, Lets Read program etc…)

6 Building Teacher/Library Relationships Preach to the Choir: Remind teachers that visit with their class that they can come again for a different unit of study. Be Flexible: 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.

7 Creating Student Library Ownership Students who attend Project Prep visits on a regular basis develop a strong sense of library ownership. Proven Success: Central School (Gr. 4,5 & 6) attend the Queens Square Library monthly for Project Prep class visits. 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.

8 Library Visit Timelines Project Prep Library Visit = 60 Minutes Tour of the Department =10 min Unit of Study PowerPoint (Basic OPAC & Database Training) = 20 min Research Activity (FUN Factor) =10 min Library Cards & Membership Guidelines=10 min Book Selection and Check-out =10 min


10 Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010 Feb. 12 – the first day of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games

11 Speed Skating 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! Speed skating takes place on a 400-metre oval ice rink and is timed to one-hundredth of a second.

12 Cindy Klassen Sport: Speed Skating LT Biography Information: Born: December 8 th, 1979 Birth Place : Winnipeg, Manitoba Residence: Calgary, Alberta The 25-cent coin celebrates her incredible five medals won at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games – one gold, two silver and two bronze.

13 GOLD Medal Winner for Canadian INFO!

14 Figure Skating Figure skating competition is comprised of singles, pairs and ice dance. Each skating element (jump, lift, footwork, etc.) has a point value. Judging on a scale of one to 10, the judges express the overall presentation of the whole program.

15 Bryce Davison & Jessica Dubé Born: January 29,1986 Birth Place: Walnut Creek, California, USA Residence: Huntsville, Ontario Sport: Figure Skating-Pairs Biography Information: Born: October 29,1987 Birth Place: Drummondville, Québec Residence: St-Cyrille-de-Wendover, Québec

16 Great Olympic Website

17 Alpine Skiing Alpine skiing, an adaptation of cross-country skiing to downhill, has been practiced in the European Alps for at least 150 years. 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. There are five Olympic events in alpine: Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom (Super-G) and Super Combined.

18 Kelly VanderBeek Biography Information: Born: January 21,1983 Birth Place: Kapuskasing, Ontario Residence: Chilliwack, British Columbia Sport: Alpine Skiing

19 The Record Online Excellent Local Info!

20 Ice Hockey Ice hockey was born in Canada. The first set of rules specifying a puck and a flat piece of wood was written in 1837. The object of the game of ice hockey is to get the puck into the goal defended by the opposing team. The ice surface is divided in half by a centre red line and into thirds by two blue lines. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games ice hockey tournaments are played on a North American ice surface which is four metres narrower than international rinks.

21 Martin Brodeur Biography Information: Born: May 6 th, 1972 Birth Place: Montréal, Québec Residence: West Orange, New Jersey, USA Sport: Ice Hockey

22 Enter Famous Athletes Name

23 Biography Info

24 Freestyle Skiing Tricks for the Olympic freestyle skiing events include the twister, spread-eagle, iron cross, and the helicopter (an upright 360-degree spin). In aerials, competitors hit the jumps or 'kickers' at speeds of 60+ km/h, launch themselves some 15 metres in the air. Competitors must perform two different jumps consisting of single or multiple somersaults with or without twists. Ski cross is based on a simple concept: first across the finish line wins.

25 Jennifer Heil Biography Information: Born: November 4, 1983 Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta Residence: Montréal, Québec Sport: Freestyle Skiing


27 Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010 Olympic Books Fiction & Non-Fiction








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.

36 If you could wear my sneakers! By: Sheree Fitch If you were me and I were you For just a day or maybe two Then maybe you and maybe me Would see the me that you were too Because…the you I see You try to be never ever Speaks to me See…If you knew the me I am Or I could know the you you be I think we would eventually Discover we like broccoli!

37 If you could wear my sneakers! cont By: Sheree Fitch Yeah…we could form the broccoli bunch Invite each other out to lunch Share our little broccoli trees Cover them with melted cheese But…you pass me by without a smile as if I were a crocodile then look the other way in case You see the me thats in my face.

38 If you could wear my sneakers! cont By: Sheree Fitch If you could wear my sneakers (You might plug your nose) And if I could wear your shoes (Even if they crunch my toes) Maybe we could see the us We never got to meet The you and me That might have found More broccoli to eat

39 Ping-Pong Poem by Douglas Florian The in this Pong bounce and like a words side Ping- poem back forth metronome.

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

41 Humpty Dumpty Had a great lake. Humpty Dumpty Made a mistake. All the kings chemicals, All the kings waste Went into the lake, For goodness sake!

42 We Are Plooters by Jack Prelutsky We are Plooters, We dont 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 theres little Left alive. Underwater, Underground, Nothings safe When were around, We spew poisons In the air, We are Plooters, We dont care.

43 Climbing Walking on air. Looks ancient. Mmm. Id like to do this. I like adventure. Hard work. Id tell him to keep going. Village of Karamakhi, Republic of Dagestan, Russian 2000

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.

45 Speak Up by Janet S. Wong Youre Korean, arent you? Why dont you speak Korean? Say something Korean. Cmon. Say something. Say some other stuff. Sounds funny. Sounds strange. Listen to me? But Im American cant you see? But I was born here. Yes. Just dont, I guess. I dont speak it. I cant. Halmoni. Grandmother. Haraboji. Grandfather. Imo. Aunt. Hey, lets listen to you for a change. Say some foreign words. Your family came from somewhere else. Sometime. So was I.

46 Voting Time Lines Written For Gene Kelly To Dance To Carl Sandburg If you could wear my sneakers! Sheree Fitch Ping-Pong Poem Douglas Florian The Proving Ground Poems by Children Humpty Dumpty Barbara Wynklunder We Are Plooters Jack Prelutsky Climbing Poems by Children My Memories of the Nicaraguan Revolution Eugenio Alberto Cano correa Speak Up Janet S. Wong




50 Poet Compilations: Single-Poet Single-Poet Poetry books

51 Poem Picture Books: One poem with picture book illustrations


53 Poem-a-Day Contest starts January 2010Poem-a-Day Contest Ten winning poems will be selected from each of the following age groups: Children (0-11),Youth (12-17) and Adult (18+). The poems will be judged by three local poets The winning poems will be featured in displays at the Cambridge libraries. 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. Contestants may submit up to three poems. Submit online at or in person at any library location or the Centre for the



56 Project Prep Class Visits Benefit your Library Staff Fluency with online databases Familiarity with elementary curriculum and student project resources Confidence in using the librarys website - finding relevant links and information Development of a full-range of curriculum based PowerPoint presentations that can be used by staff at any location.

57 For more information on offering Project Prep Visits @ your library contact:

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