​Learning Commons at the CBE

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Welcome to the Battalion Park Learning Commons

Our Learning Commons is a wonderful learning environment for students. Our shelves are stocked with a large collection of well-designed books for learning, enjoyment and general interest. We have been very fortunate to have such incredible support of the School Council as well as the CBE, so our collection is kept current and we are able to replace any well-loved books.

Students come to the Learning Commons once in a 6-day schedule. Students are encouraged to choose at least one just right reading book. Older students are allowed to choose another book of their own choice. Books are due back each library day with options to renew.

The learning commons has a core group of parent volunteers that helps with the smooth transition of returned books on very busy days. Their help is very much appreciated and it allows the students access to returned books very quickly. We are very proud of our collection as it offers students and teachers a large assortment of books for their teaching and learning. 

Reading is important

It is important for children to practice reading at home so they can become better readers. How can parents support their child's reading at home?

  • Read aloud to your child.
  • Find a comfortable spot where you can sit side by side and your child can see the pages.
  • Read a variety of reading material; stories, poems, information books, magazines, etc.
  • Stop at interesting parts and ask your child to guess what will happen next.
  • Ask your child to retell the story to you, starting with the beginning, through the middle, to the end.
  • Discuss any interesting or new words that you may come across in the text.
  • If the book is an information book, discuss what you learned.
  • Take turns reading to each other. You read one page then tour child reads the next and so on. You can model good reading to your child and have fun!
  • Reread favourite books together or ask your child to read them to you.
  • Offer regular praise and encouragement.
  • Visit the public library with your child to borrow books.
  • Visit your local bookstores and browse for books with your child. If possible, purchase books to add to your child's own collection.

Learning Commons / Library

Welcome to the Battalion Park Learning Commons

Our Learning Commons is a wonderful learning environment for students. Our shelves are stocked with a large collection of well-designed books for learning, enjoyment and general interest. We have been very fortunate to have such incredible support of the School Council as well as the CBE, so our collection is kept current and we are able to replace any well-loved books.

Students come to the Learning Commons once in a 6-day schedule. Students are encouraged to choose at least one just right reading book. Older students are allowed to choose another book of their own choice. Books are due back each library day with options to renew.

The learning commons has a core group of parent volunteers that helps with the smooth transition of returned books on very busy days. Their help is very much appreciated and it allows the students access to returned books very quickly. We are very proud of our collection as it offers students and teachers a large assortment of books for their teaching and learning. 

Reading is important

It is important for children to practice reading at home so they can become better readers. How can parents support their child's reading at home?

  • Read aloud to your child.
  • Find a comfortable spot where you can sit side by side and your child can see the pages.
  • Read a variety of reading material; stories, poems, information books, magazines, etc.
  • Stop at interesting parts and ask your child to guess what will happen next.
  • Ask your child to retell the story to you, starting with the beginning, through the middle, to the end.
  • Discuss any interesting or new words that you may come across in the text.
  • If the book is an information book, discuss what you learned.
  • Take turns reading to each other. You read one page then tour child reads the next and so on. You can model good reading to your child and have fun!
  • Reread favourite books together or ask your child to read them to you.
  • Offer regular praise and encouragement.
  • Visit the public library with your child to borrow books.
  • Visit your local bookstores and browse for books with your child. If possible, purchase books to add to your child's own collection.
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