Cherokee and Creek Indians

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Posted by Michelle Jorgensen | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 21, 2016

Cherokee Indians

Cherokee and Creek Indians – 2nd grade

On the Move!

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Posted by Michelle Jorgensen | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 17, 2015

working togetherThe media center is undergoing some changes. Over the summer furniture will be arranged so that it is more conducive to student collaboration. More STEM (Science, Math, Engineering and Technology) activities will take place so that Clarkdale Media Center will move in the direction of creating a learning commons.  The  learning commons model is predicated on empowering active and collaborative learning among students and will help them build problem solving and critical thinking skills.

 

 

 

 

BOGO Book Fair

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Posted by Michelle Jorgensen | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 25, 2015

 

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We will have a Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) book fair from April 29-May 1. This is a great opportunity to stock up for summer reading!

 

There’s an App for that!

Download the Scholastic Book Fair app to explore what’s new and view descriptions, reading levels, videos, and more. You can even create and share wish lists!

 

 

 

It’s Almost Spring!

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Posted by Michelle Jorgensen | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 9, 2015

 

I know we are all looking forward to some warmer weather; spring is just around the corner.

There are a lot of great programs going on around Clarkdale! The Clarkdale Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) team competed at the county HRRB on January 17, 2015. These students had worked very hard to prepare for this competition. They are quizzed on the Georgia Book Award Nominee list. That’s a lot of reading!

The book list for next year has now been published. If you think you would like to be a part of the 2015-16 HRRB see Mrs. Jorgensen ([email protected]) . Here is a link to the list if you want to go ahead and get started over the summer.

 

 

Media Center Happenings

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Posted by Michelle Jorgensen | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 24, 2014

What a great start to the school year! In Kindergarten and 1st grade we have been working on asking and answering questions about a text and retelling a story. Mrs. Lester from the Sweetwater Public Library came and shared information about the public library and read some great stories to the students. Ask them about The Wide Mouth Frog!

2nd graders are looking forward to a scavenger hunt next week to experience locating a book in the media center. They have learned about different types of books (Easy, Fiction and Nonfiction) and where those sections are located.

We had a great field trip to the Sweetwater Library coordinated by Dr. Maynard. As part of our Title I parent involvement, families were given the opportunity to meet at school and take a bus to Sweetwater. Many of our students received library cards during Library Card Sign-Up Month and were able to check out books while they were there! What a great way for families to promote literacy with their children!

Welcome Back!

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Posted by Michelle Jorgensen | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 24, 2014

I hope you had a great summer filled with lots of reading! I know I read some great books: Chomp by Carl Hiassen, and Ungifted  by Gordan Korman were really fun books! Mrs. Hill and I are excited to see all of the students.

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl will soon begin. We will read the books from the Georgia Children’s Book Award Nominee list and become experts on those books. Then in January we will head to the Cobb County HRRB competition and show what we know! For more information contact Mrs. Jorgensen.

With 2nd grade we will begin learning about text features in nonfiction texts. Since they are studying matter in their classrooms, we will visit both nonfiction print books and ebooks to investigate their text features.

Stay tuned for a Scholastic Book Fair coming in October during Conference Week. Look for information to come home in a few weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Going On?

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Posted by Michelle Jorgensen | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 4, 2014

3rd grade has begun studying Mary McLeod Bethune and Franklin Roosevelt and their importance to our country. We have done some research on Pebble Go and created a “matchbook” book.

In 1st grade we have read Cat in the Hat in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. We learned about the central message of the story.

2nd grade is beginning their study of the moon and its phases. We read The Night Sky e-book and learned about finding the main idea and details of a book.

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