Summer Reading!

It’s time for Summer Reading! Not feeling like reading? Watch this to get a little encouragement:


This year we’re using Biblionasium to log our minutes. Flyers were sent home the last full week of school with information, but here are the details:

Reading Goal – all students read (and log) 1500 minutes

Use Biblionasium to log the minutes. Students should use their school computer login & password. Here’s a video showing how to use the reading log:

If you don’t have a book at home, read online!

www.cobbcat.org/librarypass/ 
Username: your student id number
Password: your birthdate (2 digits for day, 2 digits for month. Example – February 13 = 0213)

www.myON.com
School name: Get Georgia Reading
Username: cobbcounty
Password: read
Need help? Watch a tutorial: vimeo.com/89640131

www.destiny.cobbk12.org
School: Garrison Mill Elementary
Username: your student id number
Password: your computer password
Search for “ebooks” and you’ll see a list. Click the “open” button to read it online.

Learn more about summer reading and find resources by visiting www.cobbsummerreading.com

Have fun at the public library with special summer programs! Learn more by visiting www.cobbcat.org/srp

2018-2019 News Crew & Media Center Crew Applications Available

News Crew – This is available for rising 5th graders

Media Center Crew – This is available for rising 4th and 5th graders.

Applications are available in the media center or you can download them below.  All applications are due to Mrs. Kenworthy by 5/16/18 and are only for the August – December 2018 semester. Please see Mrs. Kenworthy if you have any questions.

18-19 GMG Crew Application – first semester-1x952h5

2018-2019 Media Center Crew Application – 1st semester-ubx2b7

Read Across America Week Celebration

We celebrated Read Across America Week with lots of fun celebrations!

  • Monday we had football players from Kennesaw State University read to every one of our classrooms.
  • Tuesday we celebrated the book Green Eggs and Ham and everyone wore green
  • Wednesday we celebrated the book Cat in the Hat and everyone wore a hat
  • Thursday we celebrated the book Fox in Socks and everyone wore crazy socks
  • Friday we celebrated by watching the Skype-A-Thon, which included Mr. Giesler and Ms. Bucy reading the Mo Willems book I like slop!

We posted pictures on Mrs. Kenworthy’s twitter account @readmakelearn, but here are a few more…

 

 

 

 

 

February is Black History Month

Did you know that February is Black History Month? We’re sharing facts all month on the Good Morning Greyhounds news broadcast, incorporating projects during our Maker Mornings and have books on display in the media center.

If you’d like to learn more about this important month, visit some of the online resources below.

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/celebrate-black-history-month/

https://www.teachervision.com/holidays/black-history-month

https://thinkgrowth.org/14-black-inventors-you-probably-didnt-know-about-3c0702cc63d2

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history

7 Fresh Ideas for Black History Month

Black History Month resources for the classroom

 

Happy 2018!

Welcome back! We’re working on lots of exciting things for the rest of the school year. Here’s a sneak peek:

January – We’re going to start our very own GM book awards

February – The last week is the beginning of Read Across America week and it continues into March. The exact dates are 2/26 – 3/2

March – We’ll have our spring book fair the 26th through the 30th

April  – We’ll celebrate School Library month

May – We’ll kick-off our Summer Reading program in collaboration with the Cobb County Public Library