RESEARCH and More

AMERICAN INDIAN RESEARCH: For the remainder of September third graders will be researching different American Indian tribes.  The library has many books on individual tribes and subject specific encyclopedias to use.  Below are some excellent websites too:

Annenberg Learner Interactive map: http://www.learner.org/interactives/historymap/indians.html

USED BOOK SALE – was a huge success.  Thank you for donating and shopping.  We raised $  .  This will be added to the proceeds from our other fundraisers (Fall and Spring book fairs) to purchase iPads.  Also, the unsold books will be donated to MUST Ministries, benefiting less fortunate children then our BSI Eagles.

 

SEPTEMBER LIBRARY LESSONS:  See previous post for list and description of Library Lessons.

 

 

Used Book Sale, one more week / Library Lessons

Used Book Sale Flyer

LIBRARY LESSONS for Late August/Early September

  • THIRD GRADE
    • Destiny Catalog: Students will learn how to find books, ebooks, and websites. Then narrow how to their search by Lexile and Format. Also, how to look at the Call # and Location so they will know how to find the books they want.
    • American Indian Research: Students will use Cobb Digital Library (CDL) to conduct research on Georgia Tribes. Students will create a Shadow Puppet presentation to share what they have learned.
  • FOURTH GRADE
    • DestinyGO: Students will learn how to use Destiny to search for books, ebooks, and websites. Then narrow their searches by Lexile, format, and other criteria.  They will also learn how to locate a book on the shelf. Using skills taught, students will work in pairs to find the Pokemon cards hidden in select books.
    • Text Evidence: Students will learn how to read to find answers and the evidence in the text that supports their answer.
  • FIFTH GRADE
    • DestinyGO: Students will learn how to use Destiny to search for books, ebooks, and websites. Then narrow their searches by Lexile, format, and other criteria.  They will also learn how to locate a book on the shelf. Using skills taught, students will work in pairs to find the Pokemon cards hidden in select books.
    • Scratch Computer Programming: Students will learn basic Scratch coding which they will then use with Makey-makey kits to create a simple game.

Welcome Back!

Hi, Big Shanty Students and Families,

We have lots of exciting things happening in the Learning Commons this year! First of all we will be having a USED BOOK SALE August 22-31st.  So please help us by donating your old books!  The class that collects the most books will get 10 free books for their classroom library, shop before any other class, AND get a 50% discount!  See the FLYER for full details!

EAGLENASIUM – NEW READING INCENTIVE PROGRAM: We are using a new online reading program this year, Biblionasium. It is similar to GoodReads, in a child friendly format.  Biblionasium is embedded in Destiny, our online catalog. So, students need only login to Destiny to get to the program.  We are using it as our incentive program, aptly named, Eaglenasium.  There will be 8 challenges throughout the school year.  Students who meet each challenges goal will be recognized on BSEN and receive a small “prize.” Students who meet the first 3 challenges will attend a party in December, students who meet challenges 4 through 6 will attend a party in March, and students who meet challenges 7 and 8 will attend a party in May.  At the end of the school year, students who met at least 7 challenges will be invited along with a parent, to attend a breakfast in May! 

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR WINDOWS10 STUDENT PASSWORD. This is for student logins while they are at school.

We hope you are as excited and happy to be back at Big Shanty as we am!  See you soon.

Mrs. Schager & Mrs. Geraci

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)!