November 2018 archive

Makerspace Announcement and Reminders

Frey will be jumpstarting our makerspace in January! Mrs. Sherman in the learning commons is asking for donations to help with this! Think about donations similar to the STEM lab! Feel free to donate art supplies, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, plastic baggies, plastic grocery bags, rubber bands, straws, glue, cotton balls, string and plastic cups! If you can create something out of it, then consider donating it! Donations will be going on year-round, and you can drop off donations in the learning commons. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

Learning Commons Updates

We continued with another busy, fun-filled week this week in learning commons! Classes continued whole group and small group check out. Some Kindergarten and first grade class visited to hear some of the stories from our fall book order! Also, Raniere/Hardman’s 4th grade groups worked on their Sway presentations this week.

Learning Commons Updates

We hope everyone has a great week off next week for Thanksgiving break! Classes continued to come to the LC for whole group and small group check out this week, and some students started to experiment with our new resources for the makerspace from the foundation.

Be sure to continue to log your pages in Biblionasium towards the challenge over break, and you can always read e-books through Cobb Digital Library (CDL) over break as well as visit the public library with new extended hours!

Updates from the Public Library

We are almost to Thanksgiving break! Thinking about the week of break, the public libraries offer wonderful programming for your students and have new extended hours! The information from the press release is below as well as program opportunities and list of new hours! (hours for each branch) (program opportunities)

“Changes to the operating hours for Cobb County Public Libraries will start on Monday, November 5, 2018.

The changes include earlier opening times and the restoration of hours at Cobb libraries with hours that were reduced in 2011.

One highlight is expansion of Saturday morning hours for Cobb County libraries. Doors will open Saturdays at 10 a.m.

“Expanded hours will increase access for the community for all Cobb libraries offer,” said Cobb Library Director Helen Poyer. “New hours are good news for Cobb in support of family engagement, promotion of student success, new opportunities to add public libraries to your weekend routine and much more.”

Highlights of the new library hours include:

  • The Thursday and Friday opening time will be 10 a.m. at the large libraries – Switzer, West Cobb, Mountain View, South Cobb, East Cobb and Sewell Mill – and mid-size libraries – Gritters, Kemp, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Stratton and Vinings. Thursday and Friday hours at the large and mid-size libraries will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The four small libraries – Acworth, Lewis A. Ray, Sibley, and Sweetwater Valley – will be open Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday hours will change to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all Cobb libraries, except for the Windy Hill location, which will have no changes in its schedule of Monday-Friday of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday hours will be unchanged for the Regional libraries. The Switzer, Mountain View, South Cobb and West Cobb libraries will be open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. November 11th is the first Sunday for the West Cobb Regional Library since it was closed for a paint and carpet renovation project for one month.”



Technology Tip Tuesday

This week’s tip is a reminder about the library PASS program with the public library. Click here to find out more information about the great resources available to students for FREE through this program! Let Mrs. Sherman know if you have any questions.

Makerspace Updates

We are going to be jump starting our Creation Station room for our Makerspace in January! We will be having Maker Mondays on Monday mornings starting then (be on the lookout for more information!) In order to help with our efforts, our wonderful Frey foundation was able to purchase items, such as 3D pens, Bloxel kits, and craft supplies, for our students! Thanks to foundation for these great items!!


Learning Commons Updates

We continued with another busy, fun-filled week this week in learning commons! Classes continued whole group and small group check out. Some Kindergarten and first grade class visited for Thanksgiving stories or a reading of The Library Dragon with illustrations by Michael P. White (the illustrator who visited us a few weeks ago)!

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