Checked-out Library Books

Wildcats,

While schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year, the school library will remain open online.

Keep checking the library website for information and online activities.

CHECKED OUT LIBRARY BOOKS

Students with checked-out library books, please place your books in a disposable or recyclable grocery bag and label it Griffin Middle School. Store your library books in a safe space until you are able to return them back to Griffin MS.

When more information is available on how to return your library books, it will be shared here. 8th graders moving on to high school with Griffin library books, a message will be emailed to you on how to return your library books. Most likely, there will be a drop off date during the early summer, or a Griffin box will be placed at the feeder high schools for students to place their Griffin books when we return to school in the fall. We will let you know which will occur.

Thank you for taking good care of our library books and keep reading over the summer! Don’t forget about Sora Digital Library!

Mrs. Quintana

Kwame Alexander LIVE Reading!! Monday, March 30!

Wildcats,

Are you a Kwame Alexander fan???

Then…this is exciting news for you!!

Kwame will be LIVE reading “The Crossover” on Monday, March 30 at 10:30 am EST on Instagram Live. If you have Instagram, search for kwamealexander.

Directions for Watching Instagram Live: https://help.instagram.com/699289326902954

Want MORE of Kwame Alexander? 
Link to Kwame’s at home resources: http://athomewithkwame.com/

Brain Pop: SEL Activities

Wildcat Teachers,

Brain Pop offers fun activities for students which may help with getting through the long days of distance learning.

Login to Cobb Digital Library and go to Brain Pop.

On the main Brain Pop screen (not your teacher dashboard), search for Social Emotional Learning. There are several activities to assign to students in the following areas.

Great source for helping our students with the following:

Source: Brain Pop

Junior Library Guild Reading Resources

Wildcats,

Junior Library Guild is offering FREE online reading resources. No account needed, and multiple students may listen at the same time.

Link: https://jlg.ipublishcentral.com/bookshelf


A fun activity to participate in, sponsored by JLG!

Aiden’s Story

Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen – A Weekly Webcast “Serial” with Author Rex Ogle

Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET, starting March 24, 2020

Link: https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/quaran-teen

Source: https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/

Headspace App: Meditation

Wildcats,

Many of us are starting to feel isolated as we continue social distancing.

However, it’s always good to find the positives in everything and to find ways cope.

Do you know about meditation? It may help you with learning how to stay centered, relax, and feel at peace. There’s meditation for anxiety, insomnia, anger, relaxation, focus, and more!

Try this Mediation app, called Headspace. They are offering a FREE 2-week trial.

If you are unfamiliar, there is tons of information on the website.

Source: www.headspace.com

New York Times Writing Prompts

Wildcats,

The New York Times is sponsoring a “Writing Prompts” activity for students during distance learning.

What a great time to sit somewhere and reflect on events taking place during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Writing can be a therapeutic process and help us to process our thoughts.

If you need time to reflect, take a look at the writing prompts, some are student opinion, some are current events, and some are picture prompts.

New York Times Writing Prompts

Source: The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-writing-prompts

Discovery Education Resources #VirtCon

Wildcat Teachers,

Discovery Education is a GREAT digital learning tool for distance learning, and it is available for FREE in our very own Cobb Digital Library.  To login to CDL, use your Cobb email and computer password.

I recently attended the DE #VirtCon, and here is the link with a curation of the sessions that were offered. Take a look and listen in on some great ideas shared for distance learning!

#VirtCon

School Library Journal: Media Literacy Lesson

Wildcats,

School Library Journal has created this awesome media literacy lesson analyzing Coronavirus pandemic magazine covers.

Link to Lesson: School Library Journal Media Literacy Lesson

Submit to Mrs. Quintana:

Students: Students who create their own version of a magazine cover, share it with Mrs. Quintana, and I will post your work here on my blog. Join me on Mondays for Griffin Virtual Library to share and discuss this lesson. Email for the Zoom link.

Source: School Library Journal, 2020, www.slj.com