Teen Reading Room

Wildcats!

The Teen Reading Room is almost done! Mr. Quintana and I have been working on it over the summer to get it ready for the new school year! Students who participated in summer school were able to try it out, and the reaction is quite positive!

8th grade students will be able to get a pass from their teacher after completing in class assignments to visit the Teen Reading Room to read. This room is strictly for reading and students visiting must read. There are over $10,000 worth of new Young Adult (YA) books ready to check-out!

6th and 7th grade students wanting to check-out YA books must have a parent permission form noted on your library account.

READ EVERY DAY!

  

Hour of Code

Wildcats,

Mrs. Quintana recently completed an Hour of Code. If anyone has an interest in learning how to code, I can provide you the resources to learn. There is potential for a Coding Club if there is high enough interest. Details will be available at the library circulation desk.

Google Poly

Wildcat Teachers,

Are you looking for a new tech resource to use in the classroom? How about Google Poly? It allows students to record a 3D tour with audio! If you are interested in collaborating with this technology, send me an email!

Potential Lesson/Classroom Uses:

Georgia Studies: Record and narrate a 3D Tours of historical sites, government entities, local Georgia parks.

Social Studies: Record and narrate a 3D video of a civic event.

Science: Record and narrate 3D videos of science experiments, weather changes, plants, wildlife, or water systems.

Math: Record and narrate 3D math problem solutions or I spy angles geometry.

ELA: Record and narrate 3D stories or interpretations of novel studies.

Links to technology:

Link to Google Poly: https://poly.google.com/

Link to Vocaroo Audio Recording: https://vocaroo.com/

YouTube Directions:

 

Source: https://www.freetech4teachers.com/2018/06/how-to-create-virtual-tour-that.html

 

The Love of Reading

This week at Smart Start Summer School Camp, we learned about who we are as readers. Students were asked what reading means to them, shared their favorite books, and had great discussion sharing this information. I hope all students discover their love of reading.

Reading Rockets Summer Reading To Go Program

Wildcats!

Check out the Reading Rockets Summer Reading To Go App!

“Our summer learning tips provide ideas to jump start reading, writing, and simple science activities for you and your child. You’ll receive 3-4 text messages each week, all summer long. We hope these tips will help you and your kids have a summer full of learning and fun!”-Reading Rockets

To start receiving our summer literacy texts, simply text READING to 41411 from your mobile phone, or enter your mobile number into the box on the left and click “Subscribe.” It’s that easy!

To stop receiving texts at any time, text STOP to 41411. For help, text HELP to 41411. Standard message and data rates apply, so check with your cellular provider if you have billing questions.

Source: http://www.startwithabook.org/sms

Learning Commons Summer School Camp Info

The learning commons will be hosting Summer School Camps for students who have signed up to participate in June.

The summer camp hours are 8:30 am- 12:30 pm and students are able to visit the LC in the following time increments:

Week #1 June 11-14
8:30-9:25, 9:25-10:20, 10:20-11:15, 11:15-12:10
Reading. It’s in the Bag
Exploring Genres, Non-Fiction & Graphic Novels

Week #2 June 18-21
8:30-9:25, 9:25-10:20, 10:20-11:15, 11:15-12:10
Summer Reading Kick-off
What’s the Biblionasium Buzz?

Week #3 June 25-28
8:30-9:25, 9:25-10:20, 10:20-11:15, 11:15-12:10
Reading + Makerspace = Fun!
What “Makes” a Story?