It’s time to start thinking about summer reading! The Summer Reading Program (SRP) kicks off at school on May 13th and will run through August 16th. Students are encouraged to read (or have read to them) at least 1500 minutes over the summer – that’s only about 20 minutes a day. Minutes logged by fifth graders will count towards our school total until July 8th when the minutes will then be credited to Mabry Middle school.
We’re encouraging everyone to log their minutes on Biblionasium. Parent connect letters were sent home in April, but if you misplaced it or want a refresher, please visit our page http://www.cobblearning.net/gmmc/biblionasium/ for more details and video links. You can also use this detailed instruction sheet: LogSummerReadingWithBiblionasium
For those of you who prefer to write down your minutes, that’s okay! Just keep a paper log and bring it back to school so we can give you credit for minutes read during the summer. Here’s a simple one that you can use: GM 2019 Summer Reading Log
Don’t forget about all the amazing resources available for free through Library Pass. Students can access Cobb County Public Library resources by logging in with their student id number and using their birthday as the password. For example, if your student id number is 1234567 and your birthday is February 13, you would enter:username/1234567, password/0213
Below are images and links to papers that will be sent home in the end of the year packets. You can also get more information by visiting: cobbsummerreading.com and cobbcat.org/srp
Summer reading resources promo 2019
SRP 2019 Elementary Reading Log updated
It’s the 100th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week! This yearly event is to promote children’s books and to encourage reading for children of all ages. It’s also Get Caught Reading month!
To celebrate both of these events at our library…
- We will have special bookmarks and activity sheets to take home
- We will collecting new or gently used books for our Book Swap at the Mill
- We encourage you to turn in photos of you or someone else that was “caught reading” either at home or at school. We’ll make a special display.
For more information about the history and mission of the Children’s Book Council, please visit their website at https://www.cbcbooks.org/. For even more information about how you can help make every child a reader, please visit this website: https://everychildareader.net/
All applications are due May 1st!
Rising 5th graders can apply to be part of the Good Morning Greyhounds news crew for August-December 2019. This is the live news broadcast that we present each morning. Students will be assigned specific weeks and work from 7:30 am until 7:55 am.
Rising 4th and 5th graders can apply to be a part of the new Library Squad for August-December 2019. The Library Squad is a combination of last year’s Media Center Crew and Student Media Committee. Students. The new Library Squad students will be assigned specific dates to work at the circulation desk from 7:30-7:55 am. If they are working at the circulation desk, they can work anytime (with teacher permission) to help us plan programs and contests in the library.
Applications are available in the media center and on the forms page. Please see Mrs. Kenworthy if you have any questions.
We’re having our Spring 2019 Book Fair with Bedford Falls the week of 3/25 – 3/29. Shopping hours are:
Saturday 3/23 from 9 am to 12 pm
Monday 3/25 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday 3/26 from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
Wednesday 3/27 and Thursday 3/28 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Friday 3/29 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am
We hope to see you and thank you for supporting the media center programs!
Please join us in celebrating Black History Month! We’ve created displays of books honoring the history and culture of African Americans and their contributions to our world. We’ve included books that are written and/or illustrated by African-Americans and books that have received the Coretta Scott King book award.
Stay tuned throughout the month as we’ll be adding videos to this post. The videos will be of door displays about notable African Americans that are being created school-wide. The videos will be narrated by students and played throughout the month on our news show, Good Morning Greyhounds. We’re also working on creating QR codes to post around the library of these videos as well as other notable African Americans.
For more resources and information about Black History Month, you can read the February 2019 newsletter from the Cobb County School District’s Social Studies Department: https://www.smore.com/bue6k
Help us celebrate diversity around the world and in our students by celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day this Friday, January 25. This day celebrates people of all colors and cultures as well as people with different abilities. This includes books with these types of characters, authors or illustrators.
We’ve pulled out TONS of books for display to celebrate diversity and will be reading books during upcoming lessons as well as encouraging students and teachers to check out these amazing books. If you’d like to learn more about multicultural children’s book day or support the program, please visit https://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com and if you do celebrate, be sure to share it on Twitter with #ReadYourWorld.
You can double click on the image to view it larger, but here are the quick stats for October 11 through December 21, 2018:
- 131 class visits
- 9,312 items circulated
- 420 students participating in maker mornings
- 71 new books added to the collection
- $4,376.45 earned as profit from the fall book fair
- Mrs. Kenworthy earned Brain Pop Certification