Week in review

We had a busy week last week in the Learning Commons! Fifth graders learned how to use biblionasium to log minutes, write reviews, and recommend books to their peers. It is like a good reads but for students.  Second graders  used to pebblego to review the position of a president, governor, and mayor. Third graders reviewed singular and plural nouns using nearpod.  We also had a class come in for coding.

   

 

Orientation Complete!

All classes have now been through orientation. Everyone should have come home with a book from the library by now.  All books can be checked out for two weeks. Kindergarten students can bring home one book, first grade can bring home two, and the other grades can bring home three.

Here are some pictures of students enjoying their books!

Summer Reading Update

Baker Bears read a total of 34338 minutes and 24153 pages. Way to go Baker. Students who met the goal of reading 1,500 minutes will be rewarded with a pizza party in the next few weeks. If your child attended a different school last year and they completed their challenge, please email me ([email protected]) your students name and their old school. I will contact the media specialist and verify.

 

Summer reading!

We are challenging our students to read  20+ minutes a day, students avoid the “summer academic slide” and maintain or advance academic gains. To support summer reading and learning, The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with the Cobb County Public Library​, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools​, challenges all students to read 1,500 minutes this summer. We have a new platform for summer reading 2018 that students can also use all year long: Biblionasium!

Here are some FAQ

How does my student log minutes for the Summer Reading Challenge? 
Visit www.biblionasium.com/summerreading and choose the middle box for the Cobb County School District; students login using student number and the password used to log into the computer at school.  If prompted, enter the state of Georgia and your school. Add books to your Biblionasium bookshelf and then log minutes in the reading log. You can also watch this video to learn more.

What do I do if my student forgot his/her username or password?
Call the Cobb County School District Customer Care Center at 770-514-2500. Hours are Monday – Thursday, 7 am – 5:30 pm, from May 29th through July 27th.

For more information visit https://www.cobbsummerreading.com/

Book Fair is coming!

The book fair is coming to Baker! It will be Monday, Feb. 26- Friday, March 2. We will be open from 7:15-2:45 all days. However, on Thursday, March 1st we will be open from 7:15-6:00.  We will also have an edible truffula tree station from 4:30-6:00. If you come make an edible tree you will be entered into a raffle for free books!

We have an exciting new feature this year – ewallet. Ewallet allows parents or grandparents to add funds to an online account that links directly to our easy scan registers. Your child will pick out their books then provide their name and teacher at check out and use the funds provided by their account! Any leftover funds will go back on your credit card and students are unable to spend more than what is on their account. Like always, you may also use cash, check or card in person at the fair.

Use the following link for our online sale and to set up ewallet:

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/bakerelementaryschool

The proceeds from this fundraising event will be used to purchase books, technology and to enhance the media center. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks!

Emily Brown                      [email protected]                    770-975-6629