Last week

We were so busy last week that I didn’t get a chance to update the blog. Last week Kindergartens read the book Dr. Seuss’s ABCs to reinforce what they are learning during ABC bootcamp. First graders read The Pout Pout Fish Goes to School and The  Pout Pout Fish and the Bully Bully Shark. We then discussed character and setting.  Students then drew the character or setting. Fourth graders learned about idioms and were able to illustrate idioms using an app called nearpod.




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 ( 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 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.

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