We had a super week with all of the 6th grade ELA classes visiting us for orientation!  Students were challenged with a “media center quest” to visit nine stations set up around the media center.  They learned the media center procedures, how to locate a book using Destiny, what it means to use technology in our building and so much more!  I know many students were surprised by our “selfie” station – after they located a book that matched the first three letters of their last name, students took a group selfie of their findings.  We do love to have fun while we learn in our media center!

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Welcome to a New School Year!

Ms. K and I want to welcome all students to a new school year!  We are looking forward to seeing new faces from 6th grade and “veteran” students from 7th and 8th grades in the Media Center this year.

Look for BRAND NEW BOOKS  displayed near the front doors, on the bookcase near the circulation desk and on tops of shelves throughout the Media Center.  We bet you can’t pick just one!

Just a few reminders for the year:

  • You will need a signed gold pass to visit the media center and the faculty housed in our area (Mrs. Alberding, Mrs. Sorensen, Mrs. Blackwell, Mrs. Jenkins and Officer Clark).
  • To use the Media Center – sign in to the laptop at the circulation desk and leave your gold pass with the Media Staff.
  • You may check out up to two books as long as you do not owe a fine or another book.
  • You will need to provide your own paper if you need to print.  No exceptions. :)
  • Pick up your gold pass from the Media Staff when you are ready to return to class.

See you soon!
Mrs. Z and Ms. K

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7th Grade Social Studies CRCT Review

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Biomes Webquest

Directions: Please check that the volume is OFF on your computer before you begin. 

Use the websites below to complete your webquest assignment today.  You should have a handout from Mr. Shook to fill out during class.  COMPLETE EACH CHART AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BEFORE MOVING ON THE NEXT WEBSITE!

  • Choose Rain Forest  after clicking this link – website #1
  • Choose Great Barrier Reef after clicking this link – website #2
  • Choose The Arctic after clicking this link – website #3 (you will also visit Antarctic and Deep Sea for this website)
  • Choose Columbia River after clicking this link – website #4
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Eison Movie Maker


1. Login to Cobb Digital Library

  • Type Garrett and choose our school from the drop-down list
  • User ID – your lunch number
  • Password – read

2. Open Brittanica Image Quest database (search for it at top)

3. Using key terms from your writing assignment, search for images that will best represent your story:

  • Save all images to your lunch number (see Mrs. Zimmerman or Mrs. Eison for help)
  • Locate a minimum of 10 images for your project


1.Begin your Movie Maker project:

  • Click the Start Button
  • Click Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Click the arrow to the LEFT of HOME and choose SAVE PROJECT AS
  • Locate your lunch number
  • Change the FILE NAME to Crayon Writing Prompt
  • Click SAVE 

2. Click ADD PHOTOS AND VIDEOS to import your saved images into your project

3. Wait for further instructions from Mrs. Zimmerman on adding text and other items to your project at this time.

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Eison Webquest

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Battle of the Books 2014


  • The competition begins Monday, March 3rd and ends on Friday, March 28th.
  • The book bracket will be on display at the front of the media center.
  • All students and teachers will vote in person in the media center for their favorite book choices each week.
  • One entry form completed per person per week.  For example, in Round One, you may vote for up to eight book choices.  Duplicate ballots will be discarded!
  • Books with the most votes will go on to the next round each week.
  • One student and one teacher name will be drawn each week from eligible ballots to win a prize!


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Postcard to Ghandi

You have heard of a man named Mohandas Gandhi who is starting a movement to fight for India’s independence and for the equal rights of all citizens. As an untouchable, this news makes you very happy to hear. Gandhi will be meeting with a group of untouchables to hear what you have to say about how you have been discriminated against. He is going to use this information to help fight for your equality. What will you tell him? Create a postcard telling Gandhi about your experiences as an untouchable (how you have been discriminated against) and what having equal rights would mean to you.

Use the following link to create your postcard – PostcardGandhiTemplateBurr

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Shook – Biomes

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Boggess – 7th Math

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