Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Eric Walters visits Carman Collegiate!

On Monday, April 10,  award winning author Eric Walters visited our school.  Eric Walters has written 107 books and counting that have been translated and read around the world.
He spoke to Carman elementary and high school students about his experiences researching subjects ranging from poverty in Africa to the 9/11 tragedy. 

He told students that research and planning were the most important part of writing any story.

He has brought tigers to schools, hung out with NBA stars, and more during his years as a teacher and writer. In 2007, a visit to Africa with his son eventually resulted in the formation of the Creation of Hope project, which provides hope to orphans and impoverished youth in Kenya.  

Eric Walters' books are among the most read from our library. Stop by to check one out.
You can find out more about Eric Walters, his books, and his adventures here.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

March, in like a lamb... out like a lion?

March came in like a lamb. Will it go out like a lion? 
Hopefully you had some books to read on our snow day today.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

I Love to Read Month prize winners...

Congratulations to Caroline H., Kayla V. and Brennan S., our I Love to Read Month winners. Caroline and Kayla's names were pulled in our favourite children's book contest while Brennan won our Read a Red Book contest.  All three received a special I Love to Read Month prize of a bookmark and matching gel pen donated by Ms. Armstrong.  You still have a chance to win a pen and bookmark by entering our Book Bucket List contest which will run until the end of March.

Here are some of the books Grade 8 students read as part of their read a favourite children's book project during I Love to Read month.

Special guest reader Mr. Latimer read from a book written and illustrated by his niece called Dreams Really Can Come True. The book focused on how students can help others.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


Thank you to everyone who took part in our #TakeAMoment activities so far.

Check out the Bell Let's Talk poster created with help from our AFM Counsellor Melissa who collected students' ideas for how they handle stress, typed them out and and worked with students to create the poster. Lots of students participated in out #TakeAMoment to colour activity. In fact, the activity was so popular, we have left our markers, pencil crayons and colouring sheets for you to colour at any noon hour or spare when you just need #TakeAMoment. 

We also have laptops and instructions set up for students and staff who would like to #TakeAMoment to download an eBook or audio book. Stay tuned for more activities.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Warm up with some good books...

Curl up with some good books. Stop by today to check out some of our new titles.