The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
Options to read online
Read a paper book from the school library
The main place to look for the paper books is the search bar near the top of the page. You will also see some in the bands of covers titled “Recently Viewed” and “Most Circulated.” Some books will allow you to preview portions through Google Books.
To borrow them you can: place a hold (reserve) on these books online using your library login, ask Ms. Makmillen when you see her (in-person or virtually), or send her an email.
- You can search by keyword, title, author and more. Use the drop-down menu to pick.
- When your search results appear, you can narrow in on what you want using the menu on the left. For example you can limit your results to what is checked in right now.
- The advanced search screen will let you be more specific about what you want.
- The kids search screen has lots of pictures and makes looking through your results fun.
- Spelling is important! Incorrectly spelled words will impact your search results.
National Geographic Kids
You know the magazine. This site is specially designed for kids. It includes information, videos and games.
Science news for Students.org
Explore the natural world, medicine, inventions and more. Cool articles written for grades 6-9.
Meet new baby animals from zoos around the world. So much variety. So much cuteness.
Check out today’s ‘wonder’ – or one of the other over 2,000 (and counting) questions they’ve covered already.
Things to do
Doodle with Mo Willems
He’s the author behind Elephant & Piggie, the Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny.
Picture Books and Novels
Lots of popular books. Login required. Ask your teacher or Ms. Makmillen for more info.
Overdrive via Halifax Public Libraries
Public library card required. Don’t have one? You can get one. Please ask a parent/guardian and click here.
Watch actors read children’s books
Unite for Literacy
Very short books that can be read to you in many languages (see Narration)
Support and Mental Health
Kids Help Phone
Got a problem? Need to talk to someone? Kids Help Phone is free and available 24/7, 365 days a year. Phone: 1-800-668-6868 | Text: CONNECT to 686868 | Web: www.kidshelpphone.ca/live-chat/
SSES School Counsellor (site coming soon)
Visit our school counsellor’s site above or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to check in or make an appointment.
Schools Plus staff help connect families with the supports they need within the school and the wider community. Reach ours (Celena Samson) at email@example.com or 902-266-9845.
Child and Youth Mental Health Services
The provincial government’s list of websites/organizations.
Learning at Home
Halifax Public Library Highlights
HPL has so many resources for you! Check them out! Hover over these links for extra description
HomepageKids PortalEndless Ideas Blog PostCoronavirusHPL’s TwitterMovies via KanopyeBooksOverdrive (ebooks) Kids' Room
Squiggle Park though HPL
Have fun playing and practicing basic letter and reading skills. There are also free trials you can access without a library card.
If you have play sand, you probably have what you need to make Kinetic Sand. It’s not play-doh or slime, but it is awesome!
Make Stop Motion Movies
Have a camera? Check this out!
Includes Fair Dealing Guidelines and FAQs for teachers.
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) – February 2021
A School Library Journal article - updated February 18, 2021.
Skype An Author (maintained by Kate Messner)
[Halifax Public] Library Tools for Teachers
Lots of great resources here
News Sources for the General Public
News Sources Regarding School
“Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want” ~ Richard Koch