The February issue is out!

The front page of the February 2015 issue of The Westcoast Reader

The front page of the February 2015 issue of The Westcoast Reader

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Listen to “Food is not garbage”– Level 1
Reading by Jessica Heafey


Helpful links
Green bin program – Zero Waste
2015 ban on food
What to put in the green bin

Bear at door

A postal worker got a surprise. Photo by Ken Brassington

A postal worker gets a surprise.
Photo by Ken Brassington

Adapted from CBC News by Nancy Carson
Level 1

It is late September.
Ken Brassington takes
a package to a house
in Port Coquitlam.

Ken is a postal worker.
He stops his van.
Then he sees something.
But he does not get out.
He drives his van closer.
The thing does not move.

What’s the problem?
He cannot leave
the package at the house.
Who will believe him?
He takes a picture.
He must give a reason.
Ken thinks for a minute.
Then he writes, “Bear at door.”
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Today is Family Literacy Day

Sheri Brattston reads to her children, Ben and Emma. Photograph by Gerry Kahrmann/The Vancouver Sun

Sheri Brattston reads to her children, Ben and Emma.
Photograph by Gerry Kahrmann/The Vancouver Sun

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul

Find a fun way or fun ways
to learn with your children.
You can read together
for 15 minutes every day.

You can make
a grocery list together or
write a letter
to a grandparent or grandparents.
See links and video on the next page.

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