Kung Hei Fat Choy – Happy Lunar New Year
Happy Lunar New year! Find out more about this occasion celebrated all across Asia using the Infobase ebook: Encyclopedia of Holidays and Celebrations. Click on the Britannica article to see how this festival is celebrated.
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.
The year of the monkey. The Monkey is an intelligent, witty, and inventive animal. They are problem solvers, working with their group while simultaneously demonstrating an independence associated with achievers. The nimble monkey is playful, youthful in nature, and is a joy to watch as they move from activity to activity.
The library welcomes Mr. Cheslo’s grade 12 CHY4U class into the library this week to begin research into historically significant figures. Mr. Altwerger’s grade 11 english classes are also booked into the library to learn about academic honesty, how to correctly site and reference in MLA and to begin the research on Oryx and Crake
This week we continue to partner with grade 9 art classes to explore art history using the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Timeline of art history as guide.
Please note that computer space will be limited during Monday and Thursday period 3 while classes are being taught.
Do you judge a book by its cover? Visit the library this week and try a blind date with a book.
These books are single and are ready to mingle!
Judge them based on a few subtle hints. It’s all about trying something new!
From Monday January 25th to Friday February 5th, during periods 2 & 3, Guidance Counselors will be in the library offering course selection support using MyBlueprint.
New User to Myblueprint? You will need your OEN number found on your student timetable in order to setup an account. Please see Guidance if you do not have this information.
IMPORTANT: Grade 12 Student must submit “Not Returning” on MyBlueprint and complete the exit survey.
Please come by the library to speak to a Guidance Counselor if support is needed.
Click here for an electronic copy of Choices 2016-2017.
This week the Earl Haig library welcomes grade 9 art classes for workshops on Art History. Students will be using the the Metropolitan Museum’s Time Line of Art History to explore various works of art.
We continue to welcome grade 11 english classes to the library for workshops relating to their research paper and academic honesty.
Be prepared: the library will have limited space during period 3 on Wednesday and period 2 on Thursday while classes are being taught. Plan ahead: the the library will be open to students who are working quietly and independently.
This week the library will be open until 1:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday for quiet, independent study only. We wish all students writing exams the best of luck!
School Schedule for January 18th & 19th:
- Period 1: 8:50 – 9:35 am.
- Period 4: 9:40 – 10:25 a.m.
- Period 5: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
► Plan ahead knowing there will be limited access (e.g., fewer computers to use). Please respect the classes that are in session and remain quiet. The Library may be closed during the following periods (this is subject to change: always check the whiteboard near the entrance):
Monday: Open until 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Open until 1:00 p.m.
Thursday: Closed 1/2 of period 3
*lab/winlab: study spaces/computers are occupied by a class. Please remember to sign out your computers with photo ID during lunch.
The library is reserved for quiet work when a lesson is being taught. Do your part to keep the Library fully accessible during lunch periods and work quietly.
This week the Earl Haig Library continues to work with Ms. Pape’s ESL classes as well as Mr. Ahumada’s grade 11 English classes on academic honesty. Please note that during period 2 classes are being taught. Please use the window lab for group work.
In addition the library welcomes Ratna Omidvar, Executive Director of the Global Diversity Exchange at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University and Chair of Lifeline Syria. Lifeline Syria works with governments at all levels to ensure that these sponsorships are approved quickly, and that the refugee families are processed quickly, so they can arrive in Canada as soon as possible, with access to the services they need.
The Earl Hiag Library is proud to host Rata Omidvar Period 2 on Thursday Jan. 14. The library will be open only to students and classes wishing to attend this workshop at this time.