Keep your brain turning to mush…READ over the summer. How? With the County’s Library Media Education Department and the Cobb County Public Libraries awesome reading opportunities. (A letter with login information went home in Thursday folders on May 18th.) Click here Cobb Public Library Summer Events details.
Click COBB SUMMER READING RESOURCES for thousands of eBooks, logging Summer reading, fun online activities, and much more.
To learn how to use these great resources watch this video
During fourth grade lessons last week, students learned about food webs and onomatopoeia words during the reading of “Log’s Life” by Wendy Pfeffer. Here’s the beautiful word art they created using the terms: producer, consumer, decomposer and onomatopoeia:
We are still collecting books for our used book sale, which is scheduled from 7:15-8AM next week as follows:
- Tuesday 5/9 and 5/16 – for THIRD GRADE
- Wednesday 5/10 and 5/17- FOURTH GRADE
- Thursday 5/11 and 5/18 – FIFTH GRADE
This is a WIN-WIN-WIN event…Our children get “new” books to read over the summer, all proceeds benefit the Learning Commons, and unsold books will be donated to MUST Ministries. Thank you!
As a mashup of language arts and science, we read “Log’s Life” with fourth grade classes. The nonfiction story focuses on the life of a tree and all the other life that it sustains. Throughout the book we looked for producers, consumers, and decomposers in the food chain and also ONOMATOPOEIA words that were liberally used throughout the book. After which, students created word clouds
Happy Birthday, 5 Bluebird babies…waiting for 1 more. Click on picture to watch them live!
Hatchlings eyes are closed for the first 5-6 days. It typically takes 17 days before fledglings are mature enough to leave the nest. If you want to learn more about Bluebird development check out: http://sialis.org/eablbio.htm
FIFTH GRADE – Classification of Living Things (Taxonomy) Lesson Links
FOURTH GRADE – Log’s Life lesson – Word clouds @ http://www.tagxedo.com/
THIRD GRADE – Heat
Over the last couple of weeks we have been voting on our favorite books at Big Shanty Intermediate School. In the form of March Madness, we started with 16 titles from the “BSI Top 50 Checkout List” in round 1. From that list students had to select 8 books. In the next round the 8 previous winners competed, and so on until we are now down to the final 2 from which the winner will be declared. ROUNDS 1, 2 and 3 are over.
The FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND IS GOING ON NOW (March 30 & 31)… So, VOTE NOW (click here to vote) vs
To learn more about each book use in Cobb Digital Library (https://cobb.mackinvia.com)!
For the last two weeks we have been voting for our favorite books from the list of TOP 50 BOOKS checked out from our library. in the manner of March Madness. We started with 16 books in round 1. They have been whittled down to the last 2. And, they are:
Voting is open from March 30-31st. So, VOTE NOW – click here!
To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America Week we held “Book Tastings” in the LC Book Bistro! Students were served 4 books (2 fiction (appetizer and side), 1 nonfiction (main course), and 1 picture book (dessert). They had 4 minutes to taste each book and then write a mini review. The goal was for students and teachers to discover new favorite books in genres they may not have explored much previously. It was HUGE success we checked XXX books !