November 2015 archive

Learning Commons Updates November 16-20

We hope everyone had another great week, and we hope everyone has a safe Thanksgiving break! See below for details for each grade’s lessons this week in the learning commons!

Kindergarten, 1st,and  2nd classes: All K-3rd grade classes continued to check out books from the media center, and some classes participated in a reading of The Scarecrow’s Hat. Mrs. Scarpinato’s second grade began working with a digital dictionary in Cobb Digital Library, and Mrs. Crawley’s class started working Office 365 to create presentations about Thomas Jefferson (AASL 1.2.2,NETS-S 1A).

3rd, 4th and 5th grade: Classes did whole class check out this week, and L.Brandon’s team continued to research their person in history. In third grade, Ms. Pirro’s team started researching information on bats or their assigned topic of interest. Also, Rainere’s team continued finish their work on their opinion letters to either Coke, Ben and Jerry’s, or McDonald’s. We can’t wait to hear what the companies have to say! (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A)

Technology Tip Tuesday

We hope everyone is having a great week so far! This week’s technology tip is again a little different than simply a quick shortcut. This week’s tip is the encouragement of the use of Cobb Digital Library (CDL). This week fifth grade and third grade students used CDL to help them with their research. To access CDL, please click here. Students can access all Frey databases, e-books, and audiobooks both at home and at school using CDL. Please contact Mrs. Sherman at ashley.sherman@cobbk12.org if you have questions!

Learning Commons Updates November 9-13

We hope everyone had another great week! See below for details for each grade’s lessons this week in the learning commons!

Kindergarten, 1st,and  2nd classes: All K-3rd grade classes continued to check out books from the media center, and some classes participated in a reading of The Scarecrow’s Hat (AASL 1.2.2,NETS-S 1A).

Kindergarten Parents: Be sure to visit the Kindergarten hallway this week to scan your child’s QR code on their American Symbol projects to hear what your students have to say! (All you need is a QR reader app on your phone or device).

3rd, 4th and 5th grade: Classes did whole class check out this week, and L.Brandon’s team began to start researching their person in history. Also, Rainere’s team continued to work on their opinion letters to either Coke, Ben and Jerry’s, or McDonald’s. We can’t wait to hear what the companies have to say! (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A)

Technology Tip Tuesday

We hope everyone is having a great week so far! This week’s technology tip is a little different than those in the past. This week’s tip is the encouragement of the use of Office 365! All Cobb county students have access (FOR FREE!) to Office 365. To log into Office 365, click here. If you are parent of a Cobb county student and you have questions, please click here. Please contact Mrs. Sherman at ashley.sherman@cobbk12.org if you have questions about Office 365.

Learning Commons Updates November 2-6

We hope everyone had a great week! See below for details for each grade’s lessons this week in the learning commons!

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes: All K-3rd grade classes continued to check out books from the media center, and some classes participated in a reading of The Scarecrow’s Hat (AASL 1.2.2,NETS-S 1A).

4th and 5th grade: Classes did whole class check out this week, and the Ford/Ross 5th grade team completed a QR code scavenger hunt in order to review for their test on the Civil War (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

Technology Tip Tuesday

We hope everyone is having a great week so far! This week’s technology tip is a quick way to locate specific words or phrases in a website or document. If you select the Ctrl + G key, a box will appear where you can type the word or phrase you are searching for. Check back next week for our next technology tip!