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.
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
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.
Do you like to write? Want to enter a contest and get your original work published? Then read this:
Monsterville – The Mountain View branch of the Cobb County Public Library is hosting local author Sarah S. Reida, who will discuss her book Monsterville: A Lissa Black Production. She will visit on Wednesday, October 12 at 4:00 pm. For the contest, children can write an appropriately scary story and turn it in at the Mountain. View Children’s Department. Stories should be between 500 and 1,000 words and can be turned in between September 21 and October 5.Three winning stories will be selected and published on Ms. Reida’s publisher’s website! For more information, please call 770-509-4964 or stop by the Children’s Department on your next visit to the Mountain View branch.
Remember, without writers we wouldn’t have any books to read! Try out your writing skills today!
Looking for something to do during the September Break? Why don’t you visit your local branch of the Cobb County Public Library? Our branch is located at Mountain View, 3320 Sandy Plains Road. They’ve put together a great program for all ages. Please note that some events require registration. For more information, you can click on the flyer for more details.