Welcome to our Learning Commons, an innovative space that puts learning in the hands of students with 21st century tools and experiences. Inquiry, creativity, risk taking, learning partnerships, and the TDSB Vision for Learning, are the pillars of education that drive discovery here in our Learning Commons. It is home to our school Makerspace, Multi-Media room, and of course, our library program and resources. Our goals for the learning commons include: supporting a love of reading, inspiring life-long learning, providing an inclusive and equitable environment, and building independent inquiry and research skills, with a focus on digital literacy. It is a busy space where we all come together to collaborate, create, imagine, and learn!
Library Hours & Sign Out
The library is open everyday. Students have opportunities to visit the library individually, or in small groups, whenever they need new reading materials. View the book exchange schedule. Please note that Grade One classes come every day.
Our Makerspace is an interactive space of innovation, collaboration, critical thinking, risk-taking, and creativity, with the goals of empowering and igniting the curiosity in our modern learners. Students are invited to visit the Makerspace each day of the week for a one hour drop in period of STEAM based learning. The Makerspace is home to many exciting 21st Century tools for learning, with a focus on the integration of the TDSB Global Competencies. A few of these experiences and tools for learning include: coding with robotics (Dash, Sphero, and Ozobots), OSMO, Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, a Greenscreen for movie making, Makey Makey invention kit, K’nex, Bloxels Video Game creation, Virtual Reality devices, STEM building challenges, and much more! Please check out the Learning Commons photo Gallery to see many examples of these exciting learning experiences.
The Forest of Reading
Forest Manor is once again participating in the Forest of Reading program celebrating Canadian authors and illustrators. Students in grades K-2 will enjoy books from the Blue Spruce program, while students in grades 3-6 will be invited to read books from the Silver Birch collection. During the month of April, students across Canada will be asked to vote for their favourite book. Winning authors will receive the coveted Blue Spruce and Silver Birch awards. For more information, check out the OLA website at: www.accessola.com/forest
The Virtual Library
The Virtual Library is an incredible tool for learning, accessible from home. Please see page 6 of your child’s agenda for the passwords required in order to access many of the protected sites, or request a Learnmark from the librarian. Here is a direct link to the TDSB Virtual Library
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