Literacy Classes & OSSLT Preparation 2019-2020
The OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) will take place on March 31st 2020. The OSSLT is a graduation requirement, it is important that students are well-prepared. To assist students with literacy skills, Earl Haig will be holding literacy class sessions after school.
There will be 8-9 sessions in total. Each session will be 75 minutes, after school, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Students can sign-up for by filling out this FORM. Students need to attend ALL sessions for maximum benefit as the lessons are carefully structured and sequential.
To sign-up for a session, please use this link: http://bit.ly/ehssliteracy
*Note* Use an email you check frequently, as we will be sending information via email once the after school sessions start.
Please sign up by January 30, 2020
Get a head start and begin preparing for the OSSLT Test. Visit the EQAO website for additional resources such as examples of assessment and scoring guides.
Remembrance Day – November 11th
On November 11th we remember those who have fallen and who are now stationed abroad to protect the many freedoms we take for granted.
See our display table with print materials and letters from soldiers during WWI and WWII. Learn more about Remembrance Day in Canada through the Canadian Encyclopedia and our History Reference Centre which provides in-depth coverage of World History and sections on both World Wars.
The Toronto Public Library site has a wealth of information you can turn to as well. It includes large host of categorized databases and services that can be of great assistance.
In addition to the above sources, browse information on Veteran’s Affairs Canada and help celebrate Veterans’ Week using the hashtag #CanadaRemembers .
You can also take a look at videos on Remembrance day using the database Curriculum on Demand (see alphabetical list of databases).
Please speak to a Teacher-Librarian to find out more information
Interested in joining the White Pine Reading Club 2019-2020?
White Pine’s first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 29th at 3:45 pm in the library.
If you are interested in attending, or joining this club, please fill out the following form to confirm your attendance.
For further details about White Pine Reading Club, please speak to a Teacher-Librarian.
Cozy up & fall in love with a NEW read just in time for FALL!
Come by the EHSS Library Learning Commons for assistance in finding the perfect read for FALL & D.E.A.R.. Visit our subscription NoveList Plus, a premiere database for reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. If interested in an E-book, visit Destiny Discover.
Be sure to checkout the EHSS School Library Catalogue for new titles & popular reads among our student body!
Also, take a look at the latest reads for teens at the Toronto Public Library! Click here to see what’s new in Teen Fiction.
Please speak with a Teacher-Librarian (Mr. Kopyto OR Ms. Lo Re) if further assistance is needed!
Making Mindfulness a Priority…
As the school year is now in full swing, we ask you to take good care of your mental health and well-being.
Come visit the library. We have resources to help you manage anxiety. Need a quiet space to relax? Come zen out and colour away your stress at our Colour Me Calm station!
According to The Guardian, Students: 10 Ways to Beat Stress, easy, simple changes such as eating a varied diet and sleeping better can help you overcome stress and anxiety.
Have you tried meditation or mindfulness?
Browse the links below to find strategies on how you can incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine:
Guided Meditation for Students: This website has a number of prerecorded breathing exercises that can be listened to online. http://annakaharris.com/mindfulness-for-children/
Kids Relaxation http://kidsrelaxation.com/
This website has a variety of suggestions for teachers such as dragonfly breathing, Butterfly hugs (see educator resources)
Mindfulness Everyday http://www.mindfulnesseveryday.org/
Website with information about mindfulness includes some videos
Mindful Kids http://mindfulkids.wordpress.com/
Strategies to use with children
Mindfulness in Schools http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/bringing-mindfulness-to-the-school-curriculum/
MacLeans article on Mindfulness in schools
Article on teaching mindfulness to children
Meditate on This: You Can Learn to Be More Compassionate
A new study shows that meditation opens the gateway to compassion
March 26, 2008 |By David Biello http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meditate-on-this-you-can-learn-to-be-more-compassionate/?print=true
Earl Haig SS Library Learning Commons
This page is part of an orientation activity for grade 9 students to complete through their English classes. It is designed to help students new to the school familiarize themselves with the physical and virtual spaces of our library.
Before your class visits the library, please review this library orientation video:
Library Tour Podcasts:
Listen to each podcast listed below. As you listen to each podcast and explore the library’s physical space, record your answers on the library handout provided.
(Remember to pause your podcast frequently to give yourself enough time to record each answer).
Library Web Quest:
Station #7: Tell us a little bit about yourself! Take the survey.
Turn It In
What is a database?
How to print in the library:
How to use the library catalogue:
Why can’t I eat in the library?
Click here for a humorous look at eating in the library