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The January newspaper has articles about learning with music, a marine reserve near Antarctica, surfing in Tofino and credit scores.

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Happy Hanukkah from the Westcoast Reader team!

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Children watching a Hanukkah menorah
Photo credit: Elana Amsterdam (elana’s pantry – Flickr)

Level 3

Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah lasts for eight days and eight nights. A well-known symbol of Hanukkah is the menorah, a nine-branch candle holder.

For teachers:  Click here to find a teacher’s guide with stories, images, lesson plans and activities.

How to play dreidel

Shalom Sesame: The Missing Menorah

Happy Hanukkah!

Story adapted from www.thewestcoastreader.com, posted by Ana-MariaG, December 6, 2015

Zen helps Hoshi get around

LEVEL 1

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Zen (right) helps Hoshi (left) enjoy life.                    Photo: The Fluffy Duo

Hoshi is blind. He is 12 years old. Hoshi is a big dog. He is an American Eskimo dog.

Hoshi has a friend.

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Listen to the story Zen helps Hoshi 
 Reading by: Patty Bossort

The two dogs have accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
(the.fluffy.duo)
Story reprinted from The Westcoast Reader newspaper,  November 2016