SUMMER READING

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

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USED BOOK SALE & SUMMER READING

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!

SUMMER READING

“Log’s Life” – Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers

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

APRIL LESSONS

FIFTH GRADE – Classification of Living Things (Taxonomy) Lesson Links

FOURTH GRADE – Log’s Life lesson – Word clouds @ http://www.tagxedo.com/

THIRD GRADE – Heat

MARCH BOOK MADNESS – FINAL ROUND

Image result for march madness of booksOver 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)       Image result for escape from lemoncello's library book     vs      Image result for diary of a wimpy kid double down

To learn more about each book use NoveList K-8 in Cobb Digital Library (https://cobb.mackinvia.com)!

 

March Lessons

LESSONS

  • THIRD GRADE
  • FOURTH GRADE
    • Revolutionary War Characters: Students will research important people from the Revolutionary War and create a virtual talking head of the person explaining his/her major contribution.
  • FIFTH GRADE
    • Geographic Places: Students will also be using maps to locate places and about important physical and political geographical locations.
    • Cell Life: Students will learn about cell structures, color a cell model and test their knowledge using Quiver Virtual Reality app.

 

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday: Read Across America

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 !