SUMMER READING

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!

 

MAY THANKS & LESSONS

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!

LIBRARY LESSONS:

  • 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!!!!

 

PAWS FOR BOOKS – NEW SCHEDULE

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

To download a flyer click Spring 2018 flyer-1prxnwp

 

MARCH LIBRARY LESSONS

During March students are learning:

  • THIRD GRADE
    • TEST REVIEW using Osmos & BeeBots (ELA, SS, Science, Math)
    • Recycling Sort with Osmo Masterpiece
    • Research “Which Plants to Attract Birds to our Sensory Garden”
    • Inferencing
  • FOURTH GRADE
    • TEST PREP using Osmos and BeeBots (Science, ELA, Math, SS)
    • Firsthand/Secondhand Accounts
    • Light Refraction Using Prisms
  • FIFTH GRADE
    • TEST PREP using Osmos and BeeBots (Science, ELA, Math, SS) 
    • STEM:  Research Watershed Erosion Control Solutions
    • STEM: Cells (Nearpod lesson)

MARCH STEM CHALLENGE: STRAW ROCKET

Using one wide straw,  one narrow straw, and one piece of tape can you make a rocket capable of traveling a long distance?  Come to the Makerspace and give it a try!

Remember to research first, design, test, and rebuild, retest!  Farthest flying rocket winner will be recognized on BSEN News!

EAGLENASIUM CHALLENGE #7: HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

Congratulations to the 39 students who completed Challenge #6: Black History!  Students who completed at least 2 out of the last 3 challenges will be attending a Corn Hole Toss Game Party this Friday morning 7:15-7:50 AM! Prizes will also be give to attendees.  So, make sure you arrive at school on time!

This month’s Eaglenasium Challenge #7 is HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS.  Each grade level has a separate list of books from which to select, read, and record their reading minutes.  Obviously, the books are history related.  Some are nonfiction, others historical fiction, and others are biographies of people who significantly contributed to our country or world’s history.  So, login into Biblionasium, and get started today!