The Downstairs Girl by Erin Baker
SUMMER EDITION LUNCH BUNCH by Erin Baker
Our Virtual Lunch Bunch has been so much fun, we are taking it into summer! Virtual Lunch Bunch will continue to meet throughout the summer on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. This is a fun way to connect with people who love to read in a relaxed and inclusive setting. On Thursday, May 28th we will make our next selection from Sora’s Sweet Reads where we have access to unlimited copies of the book we choose. If you are interested in receiving an invitation to our Zoom meeting, share your email address via the Microsoft Form. There’s no pressure to commit.
*The invitation is open for CCSD students, parents, faculty and staff only.
The 2020 Summer Reading Adventure begins June 1st! We encourage all students and families to read 20 minutes each day for a total of 20 hours this summer.
This year students and families will sign up for the Summer Reading Adventure through the Cobb County Public Library at http://www.cobbcat.org/summer/.
For more information and reading resources, please visit www.cobbsummerreading.com.
Take advantage of the FREE digital content available via databases in the Cobb Digital Library as well as Sora!
The students who read at least 20 minutes each day during their summer break and logged their reading minutes using Biblionasium celebrated their achievement at a Pizza Party Friday, August 30th hosted by Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Webb! Congratulations Wildcat Readers! Keep reading!
In partnership with CCSD’s Department of Library Media, Local Public Library Librarians Mrs. Jennifer Wells and Mrs. Angie Bozeman recently visited 6th graders for a preview of resources, programs, and events available to them. The public library offers extensive Summer Learning. Be sure to check out www.cobbcat.org for all the awesomeness that’s just up the road. CCSD students have access to materials using their PASS account which consist of their student number and their four-digit birth month and date. Mrs. Baker hopes to see you there over the summer, and don’t forget the Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party!
It’s almost time for Durham Media Center’s annual Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair is the only fundraiser the media center hosts, and the earnings support 100% of the media center’s trivia prizes throughout the year including paperback books and posters awarded to this year’s Scholastic Summer Reading students who logged reading minutes over the summer and prizes for October’s “Spooky Books Trivia” winners. School supplies like pencils and fun, complimentary bookmarks offered throughout the year are also purchased with Scholastic credits as are much of the library’s displays, décor and signage. Device charging stations, the multimedia table, comfy student seating, and interlocking tables were all purchased with monies earned through the Scholastic Book Fair. Every penny of the proceeds benefits Durham students, so please consider shopping the Scholastic Book Fair March 4th through March 8th.
The Online Scholastic Book Fair is Now Open! Sunday, February 24th – Saturday, March 9th.
Shop cash free by setting up an eWallet account and designating funds for your child to use at the fair. Check out the details here.
Shop the online fair for an expanded selection of books for the whole family and to share your book fair with family and friends by sending wish lists. All orders ship to school for FREE, and each purchase benefits our school. (Note: Online sales orders will arrive within 5-7 business days after March 10th and will be distributed to students via their homerooms.)
The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with Cobb County Public Libraries, Smyrna Public Library and Marietta City Schools, has partnered with Scholastic once again to bring you the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. During the final days of school, Durham’s Media Center staff will be sharing each student’s unique Scholastic password and will be guiding students with their initial log-ins and password resets. Be sure to take advantage of the abundance of resources below.
Summer is A-W-E-S-O-M-E for so many reasons but most especially because it allows families and students time to reconnect and to set out on adventures hectic school schedules can not permit. While summertime may offer a break from school, it definitely should not be a break from books. Statistics show that reading less during the summer months can have severe learning setbacks once the school year is back in full swing. Durham Middle will be honoring students by giving them freedom to choose what they read this summer. According to Scholastic 88% of students are more likely to read when they are self selecting material. Be sure to take the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge by logging your reading minutes this summer as we compete with other middle schools throughout the country.
Here’s the nitty-gritty:
Students’ unique usernames and passwords have been distributed via homeroom. Upon first login, students should reset passwords to read2017 for the summer.
USE GOOGLE CHROME!
LOG MINUTES HERE at Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. How to log in: Scholastic Log in Help
HOW TO LOGIN FOR THE FIRST TIME:
CLICK HERE for the COBB SUMMER READING program details including reading resources and access to FREE digital books.
Here are even more reading goodies:
Scholastic’s Open a World of Possible highlights the value of reading and includes stories of how people’s lives have been shaped by reading.
Want to keep track of your reading minutes while on the go? Use this printable Reading Log. Be sure to record your minutes via the Scholastic website later so they are counted in the cross country challenge.