Spring Break Reading Challenge!

Read to Succeed!

This is the online form to enter your PAGES READ during Spring Break! We will begin collecting responses Friday, March 29 @ 9 am.

Responses may be entered into this form until Sunday, April 7 @ 11:30 pm.

Teachers, you may enter pages read to help your class :).

Students, you should only enter pages read each day……READ EVERY DAY DURING BREAK!

 

March is Here!

My latest newsletter features some of the great happenings this busy month! We started at the end of February with International Night with McCall Primary School. What a blast and what a crowd! I am also featuring Read Across America Day and the Fifth Grade Field Trip to Chattanooga.

Enjoy the news and pictures :).

Thank You, Acworth Community!

Our fall Scholastic Bookfair was a big success due to our family, staff, student and volunteer support this year! It was our second most successful bookfair to date with over $10K in gross sales!

Our volunteers were the BEST! They helped in every way from set up to wish listing to break down….honestly, Sandy and I could not have done it without them.

  • Haley Fricks
  • Tami Watjen
  • Michael Watjen
  • Marnette Smith
  • Evita Velez
  • Holly West
  • Colton Blake
  • Lisa Ingram
  • Racheal Mills
  • Susan Seed
  • Gwen Moriarity
  • Elisha Plummer

Scholastic Bookfair is Coming To Acworth!

Online Shopping: November 5th – 23rd

Store Open in Learning Commons: November 12 – 16th during school hours

Click on the picture for all of the details and for shopping online!

Items are shipped FREE to school. We accept CASH, CHARGE and eWallet.

eWallet option lets you control your student’s spending without sending CASH!

Thank you for supporting our Learning Commons by supporting our Scholastic Bookfair!

Thank you, Cobb EMC and Author Danny Schnitzlein!

For the past several years, Acworth has been fortunate to get an author visit courtesy of Cobb EMC. This year was no exception and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit from local author, Danny Schnitzlein, author of The Monster Who Ate My Peas and The Monster Who Did My Math, and Trick or Treat on Monster Street.

Danny did 4 performances for over 300 students in second and third grades. The performances were in our Learning Commons and were very engaging for students. With titles such as Danny’s, the students couldn’t help but be interested!

Danny took the time to explain about how he got his inspiration, how he loves to draw his characters, and how he brainstorms for ideas. The culmination was helping our students create their own monsters! It was so much fun for the students to have a creative time drawing and getting feedback–they loved it!

Thank you so much for coming to our school and supporting Acworth during Literacy Week!

Destiny and CDL Lessons Empower Students!

Destiny Discover is the online catalog of our library books. Since we have about 11,000 books in our collection, it is important that students understand how the search engine works AND how to find that book on our shelves. As I tell the students, unfortunately, if you find a book on the laptop, you still have to go and look for it and find it……the laptops aren’t trained to do that for you!

Creating independent patrons is a big part of what we try to achieve in the Learning Commons. Once students understand the information that is found on Destiny, they can be in charge of finding the books they WANT to read!

We are so fortunate to have Cobb Digital Library access for our teachers and students. Cobb Digital Library (CDL) is a collection of online databases that can be used for lessons, research or just plain fun! Every year, I try to reconnect students with these resources so that they can be independent researchers and safe searchers online.

For our classes, I usually do a scavenger hunt or mini research activity so that students can browse the resources and get information related to their curriculum. Second grade just gets to explore and play with 3 resources. Third grade researched rocks and minerals; fourth researched the moon; and, fifth researched outdoor pavilions for their garden STEM project.