Things are going great in the Learning Commons!

This month we are featuring nonfiction text features and structures in a lot of our lessons.  If you want to try our “Escape the Locks” activity, go to Library Learning Skills and click the first link!  We also offered a math lesson this month, The Case of the Terrible Turkeys”!  The students are very engaged and have enjoyed the activity.

We have a Biblionasium Challenge going right now.  Read 1100 minutes before November 30th!  On the last challenge the three students that read 900 minutes got a free pizza, free Menchies, and a nice blanket!

I hope everyone has a great break and enjoys some relaxing time with your families!

Thanks,  Mrs. Borg

Thank you!

We just want to say THANK YOU! We had an amazing book fair and loved seeing everyone at the Books & Breakfast event.  We had so much help from students, parents, and staff!  Thank you, Thank you!

This week we will resume normal checkout and lessons.  

Students are learning about writing with their senses by sticking their hands in some boxes to feel around, looking into spooky containers, smelling things they have never smelled before, listening to strange noises, and tasting some familiar treats!  

We are also learning about text evidence using Disney Villains!  Students pick a villain and read a quick biography.  From there they decide on what charges they will bring against their villain and find the text evidence to support the charges.  Then they create a Chatterpix and state the charges and evidence!  Look for some of those to be posted, they are super fun!

We look forward to seeing everyone in the Library Learning Commons this week!

Mrs. Borg

The Book Fair is coming!

We will be hosting an Enchanted Forest Book Fair October 15th-19th.  This will be during conference week, so you can come before or after your conference! 

Monday: 8:00-4:30

Tuesday: 7:15-4:30

Wednesday: 7:15-5:30

Thursday: 7:15-4:30

Friday 7:15-8:00

Friday will be our Breakfast -n- Books event from 7:15-8:00.  Bring your family member, enjoy a light breakfast, and some books!

If you are interested in being a volunteer to help during the book fair, CLICK HERE.

Get Caught Reading!

For the whole month of September we are trying to “Get Caught Reading”!  We have given teachers “I Got Caught Reading” awards that the students can then bring to the Learning Commons for a treat!  We also have some special bitmoji bookmarks hidden in books that can be found for a treat also!

I love seeing the students get excited!!

We will also be having a Biblionasium Reading Challenge of 900 minutes in the month of September!  Readers will meet the challenges will be recognized at the award ceremony for Blue and Gold Eagles.

Keep reading!

Mrs. Borg


Off to a great start!

All the students have now completed orientation.  Hopefully everyone has a book and is off to a great start!  The students seem to be enjoying the new couch and especially the reading nook.  I am looking forward to a great year!

Here are some pictures of the students enjoy the Learning Commons!


Welcome Back Big Shanty

I am so excited for the new school year!  My name is Lori Borg and I am the new Media Specialist at Big Shanty Intermediate.  I was a teacher at Big Shanty for the last five years, so I know a lot of you already!  Please come introduce yourself Monday, July 30th, between 3:00-5:00 at our Open House.

I hope you completed and logged your summer reading!  You still have a few days if you want to get it logged!  If you read for 1500 minutes, look forward to a sweet surprise!  I look forward to seeing everyone!

Mrs. Borg



Did you know students who don’t read over the summer lose a tremendous portion of their reading skills.  However, more importantly did you know that students who DO read over the summer can actually make gains in their reading ability!  Well, its true.  So, read!  And, click on the image below to learn about the ways Cobb Schools and Cobb Public Libraries are making it easy and fun!



PAWS FOR BOOKS BOOK FAIR:  Thank you, Big Shanty families and staff for yet another successful Book Fair.  The “Dads & Donuts” event was TREMENDOUSLY successful!  We served over 400 people breakfast in less than hour…whew!


  • During the month of May students in all grade levels will be wirting “Scratch Poems” about their year-long STEM projects.  Hopefully, we will get to video or podcast these and host them on our school’s website the week of May 14th.
  • Third grade students have been doing some “Farm to Table” cooking with the vegetables they grew in the garden!  We made quiche and a side salad…YUM!!!!



Hi, Big Shanty Families,

Due to the cancellation of this year’s Carnival our book fair has new times for Friday, 4/20.  See flyer below!  We still have 2 exciting family events.  Tuesday, 4/24 @ 2-5PM- GRAND EVENT (bring anyone grand for snacks, prizes, and fun activities) and Friday , 4/27 7:15-8AM – DADS & DONUTS (Moms welcome too!).

For more details go to our book fair website at:

To download a flyer click Spring 2018 flyer-1prxnwp