February is Black History Month!

 

 

 

 

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 

January 25 is Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

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.

Report for the 2nd Nine Weeks

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

Student Volunteer Opportunities!

It’s time to apply to be on the Good Morning Greyhounds news crew (5th graders only) and for the Student Media Crew – helping at the circulation desk (4th and 5th graders).

Applications are available below or on the forms page. All applications must be completely filled out and have homeroom teacher and parent/guardian approval before being turned into Mrs. Kenworthy. All applications are due by 12/14/18. Notifications will be sent out before the December break.

18-19 GMG Crew Application – second semester-1yc2o5f

2018-2019 Media Center Crew Application – 2nd semester-2h6ubla

It’s Book Fair Time! November 10 & November 12-16

We’re excited to have another opportunity to provide quality books for our students and our classrooms with the fall book fair!  Students will be given opportunities to preview the book fair in addition to receiving the flyer. Sales times are: Saturday 11/10 with Chick-Fil-A Biscuit sales from 9 am-12 pm. Monday 11/12 – Thursday 11/15 from 7:15 am to 3:15 pm and on Friday 11/16 from 7:15 am -11:15 am.

We’ll once again have a Veteran’s Display. If you have a loved one that is a veteran or on active duty, we’d like to include a photo of them in our display. Please send in an unframed, labeled photo (with child’s name & teacher’s name) to the media center no later than Friday, 11/9 to be included in the hallway display. We’ll also have a special media center display from the book, America’s White Table as a remembrance to service members who were prisoners of war or missing in action.

We’re still in need of volunteers! To sign-up, please visit: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0544ACA62DA6FD0-fall2

If you have any questions, please contact us at sherri.kenworthy@cobbk12.org.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the book fair!

Sherri Kenworthy, Media Specialist & Shilpi McReynolds, Media Assistant

We need you!

We’re ready and waiting for you to be a volunteer in the media center! We have three upcoming training sessions:

Tuesday 10/16 from 9-10 am

Thursday 10/18 from 10-11 am

Wednesday 10/24 from 1-2 pm

We’re created a Sign-up Genius for the training. You can sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0544ACA62DA6FD0-media1

Once you’ve had the training, you’re welcome to sign up for a time in the media center. Our only time slot is 11-1, which is our busiest time of the day and when we really need your help. You can sign up for the volunteer times here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0544ACA62DA6FD0-media

We look forward to having you be a part of the media center volunteer program!