Nearpod partnered with Cobb County Schools to upgrade all free teacher accounts at the silver level to district level accounts during the Digital Learning Days this past Spring. However, on June 30th, all complimentary district level Nearpod accounts will return to the free silver account.  The only exception to this will be if a teacher purchased an individual Gold or Platinum account or local school purchase of a Nearpod subscription.

The silver level account will still allow teachers to use most of the many features available in Nearpod to create exciting, interactive lessons for classrooms-traditional or online. Review this Nearpod features checklist to see just how extensive the silver account features truly are!

Unfortunately, teachers will lose access to the following premium Nearpod features:

  • Library storage will be reduced to 20 MB
  • Lessons size limits will be reduced to 20 MB
  • Maximum number of students allowed in a live lesson will be reduced to 40
  • Free access to the Premium Lesson Library will be removed and most pre-created lessons return to a “pay per lesson” status
  • School/district association with access to a “local school/district only” lesson library will be removed
  • Supplemental content access will be removed. This includes Flocabulary, Digital Citizenship, and Career Exploration unless purchased by the local school

Premium features in lessons that have been previously created during the complimentary access period will continue to be available in the silver account.  However, after June 30, users can no longer access these premium features when creating new lessons, and they cannot be added previously created lessons.  To learn more about other changes to your Nearpod account as it returns to the free version, click here.

For more information on Nearpod packages and pricing for individuals and schools, click here

Remember…your media specialist and local school TTIS have access to Nearpod’s premium features, so you can collaborate with them if there is a premium feature you would like to use.  To contact your school’s TTIS, click here.



You know we love the Cornell Bird Feeder in Sapsucker Woods and play it all the time in the Learning Commons!  It’s like a little animal soap opera.  We haven’t been able to tell the squirrels apart.  We know that there are at least two.  When the seed runs low, Lord Squirrel surveys his kingdom and finds inconvenient sources for more.  That’s how squirrels roll.  🙂













These students completed the Six Flags Read to Succeed program and will be receiving a Six Flags over Atlanta ticket via email from Mrs. Perisino!  Great job, boys and girls!

  • Brody F.
  • Caden W.
  • Daniel W.
  • Eliot L.
  • Ella D.
  • Emeya I.
  • Hayden P.
  • Hoora R.
  • Katie R.
  • Kellen W.
  • Lucas M.
  • Malcolm F.
  • McKenna H.
  • Nylah N.
  • Xander F.
  • Zakaria P.



Here are some chapter book series that Mrs. Perisino recommends you try out if you are ready for longer sustained reading.  You can purchase them in print or digital form.  When the public library and Kincaid open back up, there will be some copies in both places.  Remember: Any books you check out can be returned to the P.A.S.S. box in the Learning Commons.  Mrs. Perisino will return the books for you!

  1. Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
  2. Dyamonde Daniel series by Nikki Grimes
  3. Young Cam Jansen series by David Adler
  4. Ling and Ting series by Grace Lin
  5. Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen
  6. Anna Hibiscus series by Atinuke
  7. Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown
  8. Mika, Lulu, Coco (Branches Books: Lotus Lane Series)
  9. Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish
  10. Akimbo series by Alexander McCall Smith
  11. Yasmin series by Saadia Faruqi
  12. Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
  13. Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
  14. Putter and Tabby by Cynthia Rylant
  15. Ruby and the Book Boys series by Derrick Barnes
  16. The Princess in Black series by Shannon Hale
  17. Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliott


Take a look at the titles that are now in Mackinvia ready for your to check out!

eBook: All or nothing – Gurevich, Margaret

eBook: Amulet. Escape from Lucien / Book six, – Kibuishi, Kazu

eBook: Amulet. Firelight / Book seven, – Kibuishi, Kazu

eBook: Amulet. Prince of the elves / Book five. – Kibuishi, Kazu

eBook: Amulet. Supernova / Book eight, – Kibuishi, Kazu

eBook: Amulet. The cloud searchers / Book three, – Kibuishi, Kazu

eBook: Amulet. The last council / Book four, – Kibuishi, Kazu

eBook: Amulet. The stonekeeper / Book one. – Kibuishi, Kazu

eBook: Amulet. The stonekeeper’s curse / Book two, – Kibuishi, Kazu

eBook: Apokolips invasion – Manning, Matthew K.

eBook: Atlanta Hawks – Gigliotti, Jim

eBook: Attack of the paper bats – Dahl, Michael

eBook: Bad kitty joins the team – Bruel, Nick

eBook: Bad Kitty takes the test – Bruel, Nick

eBook: Badir and the beaver – Stewart, Shannon

eBook: Ballet breakdown – Gurevich, Margaret

eBook: Basketball camp champ – Schenkel, Katie

eBook: The battle of the Labyrinth – Riordan, Rick

eBook: Be an explorer – Oxlade, Chris

eBook: The beast beneath the stairs – Dahl, Michael

eBook: Bewitched in Oz – Burns, Laura J.

eBook: BFF breakup – Gurevich, Margaret

eBook: The Black Dragon – Sedgwick, Julian

eBook: The Bolds – Clary, Julian

eBook: The book that dripped blood – Dahl, Michael

eBook: Boston Celtics – Gigliotti, Jim

eBook: Brawl of the wild – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Cabin fever – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: Camp daze – Bruel, Nick

eBook: College football – Cooper, Robert

eBook: Comeback catcher – Braun, Eric

eBook: The council of mirrors – Buckley, Michael

eBook: Crisis – Wolff, Tracy

eBook: Dance team bully – Gurevich, Margaret

eBook: David gets in trouble – Shannon, David

eBook: David goes to school – Shannon, David

eBook: Daydream receiver – Terrell, Brandon

eBook: The demigod files – Riordan, Rick

eBook: Design destiny – Gurevich, Margaret

eBook: Dog days – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: Dog Man – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Dog Man and Cat Kid – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Dog Man unleashed – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Double down – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: Double scribble – Terrell, Brandon

eBook: Drummer wanted – Brezenoff, Steven

eBook: The Everafter War – Buckley, Michael

eBook: Faceoff fall out – Terrell, Brandon

eBook: The fairy-tale detectives – Buckley, Michael

eBook: Fashion queen – Peschke, M.

eBook: Fearless Freddie – Sateren, Shelley Swanson

eBook: Fetch-22 – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Football – Adamson, Thomas K.

eBook: For whom the ball rolls – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: The frozen zone freeze ray – Dahl, Michael

eBook: Gear hero – Terrell, Brandon

eBook: The getaway – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: The gift – Westcott, Jim

eBook: Great moments in NFL history – Cooper, Robert

eBook: Greg Heffley’s journal – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: Grow up, David! – Shannon, David

eBook: Growling Gracie – Sateren, Shelley Swanson

eBook: Guitarist wanted – Brezenoff, Steven

eBook: Half-pipe panic – Terrell, Brandon

eBook: Hard luck – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: Harley Quinn’s hat trick – Dahl, Michael

eBook: Hip-hop road trip – Gurevich, Margaret

eBook: Hissy Fitz – Jennings, Patrick

eBook: How to be famous – Shalev, Michal

eBook: I am Underdog – Schraff, Anne

eBook: In the red zone – Terrell, Brandon

eBook: Incredible duct tape projects you can create – Ventura, Marne

eBook: The inside story – Buckley, Michael

eBook: Intern ambition – Gurevich, Margaret

eBook: The island of Beyond – Atkinson, E. J.

eBook: It’s only logical – Moore, Gareth

eBook: The Jaguar’s Jewel – Dahl, Michael

eBook: Keyboardist wanted – Brezenoff, Steven

eBook: Kitten trouble – Bruel, Nick

eBook: The last Olympian – Riordan, Rick

eBook: The last straw – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: The lightning thief – Riordan, Rick

eBook: The little kids’ table – Riehle, Mary Ann McCabe

eBook: Little Miss Miss – Gottesfeld, Jeff

eBook: Lizzie and the last day of school – Noble, Trinka Hakes

eBook: The long haul – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: Lord of the fleas – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: The lost house – Higgins, M. G.

eBook: Magic and other misdemeanors – Buckley, Michael

eBook: Magic below – Burns, Laura J.

eBook: The meltdown – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: Memoirs of a hamster – Scillian, Devin

eBook: Metallo attacks! – Steele, Michael Anthony

eBook: Metropolis mayhem – Hines-Stephens, Sarah

eBook: Miami Heat – Gigliotti, Jim

eBook: The moon dragons – Sheldon, Dyan

eBook: Mr. Bear gets alarmed – Bradman, Tony

eBook: Mr. Giant and the beastly baron – Bradman, Tony

eBook: New moves – Gurevich, Margaret

eBook: No, David! – Shannon, David

eBook: Not so ordinary – Moore, Gareth

eBook: Old school – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: On pointe – Gurevich, Margaret

eBook: Once upon a crime – Buckley, Michael

eBook: Origami papertainment : samurai, owls, ninja stars, and more! – Harbo, Christopher L.

eBook: Otter out of water – Wargin, Kathy-jo

eBook: Out of gas – Hayes, Vicki C.

eBook: The pet store pet show – Gallagher, Diana G.

eBook: The problem child – Buckley, Michael

eBook: Ricky Ricotta’s mighty robot – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic jackrabbits from Jupiter – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the mecha-monkeys from Mars – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the mutant mosquitoes from Mercury – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Ricky Ricotta’s mighty robot vs. the naughty nightcrawlers from Neptune – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Ricky Ricotta’s mighty robot vs. the unpleasant penguins from Pluto – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium unicorns from Uranus – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Rodrick rules – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: Running overload – Miller, Connie Colwell

eBook: Sabotage – Wolff, Tracy

eBook: The sea of monsters – Riordan, Rick

eBook: Seeing is believing – Moore, Gareth

eBook: Shouting at the rain – Hunt, Lynda Mullaly

eBook: Singer wanted – Brezenoff, Steven

eBook: Snow White and the magic mirror – Bradman, Tony

eBook: Soccer queen – Peschke, M.

eBook: Soccer superstar – Terrell, Brandon

eBook: Soccer switch – Terrell, Brandon

eBook: Soccer teams from around the world – Peterson, Megan Cooley

eBook: Standing by Emma – Gottesfeld, Jeff

eBook: Strange boarders – Terrell, Brandon

eBook: Superman Day disaster – Korté, Steven

eBook: A tale of two kitties – Pilkey, Dav

eBook: Tales from the hood – Buckley, Michael

eBook: Think outside the box – Moore, Gareth

eBook: The third wheel – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: The three little pigs go camping – Bradman, Tony

eBook: The Titan’s curse – Riordan, Rick

eBook: Trash Mountain – Yolen, Jane

eBook: The ugly duckling returns – Bradman, Tony

eBook: The ugly truth – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: The unusual suspects – Buckley, Michael

eBook: A very Grimm guide : inside the world of the Sisters Grimm, everafters, ferryport landing, and everything in between – Buckley, Michael

eBook: The villainous Venus Flytrap – Dahl, Michael

eBook: The wicked stepmother helps out – Bradman, Tony

eBook: Women in soccer – McKinney, Donna Bowen

eBook: World’s ugliest dog – Gottesfeld, Jeff

eBook: Wrecking ball – Kinney, Jeff

eBook: Zombies! – Jacobs, Evan

eBook: Zuze and the star – Hayes, Vicki C.


We would like to share a big “Thank you!” to the Kincaid Library Learning Commons Volunteers.   Without your dedication and work every week, we would much less of a team! We appreciate you and hope to see you back next year.  If you would like to become a library volunteer, please email Mrs. Perisino
  • Flavia Bogo
  • Jan Carlisle
  • Jodie Harrelson Raybould
  • Monica Schmieder
  • Tina Smallwood


Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at Dekalb County

Georgia Children’s Book Awards at the University of Georgia

Grades 4-8 List


  1. Creech, Sharon. (2018). Saving Winslow. New York, NY: HarperCollins. *
  2. DiCamillo, Kate. (2018). Louisiana’s Way Home. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.*
  3. Kelly, Lynne. (2019). Song for a Whale. New York, NY: Delacorte Press. *
  4. Korman, Gordon. (2019). The Unteachables. New York, NY: Balzer + Bray. *
  5. Magoon, Kekla. (2018). Season of Styx Malone. New York, NY: Wendy Lamb Books. *
  6. McDunn, Gillian. (2019). Caterpillar Summer. New York, NY: Bloomsbury. *
  7.  Raúf, Onjali Q. (2019). The Boy at the Back of the Class. New York, NY: Delacorte Press. *
  8. Savage, Melissa. (2017). Lemons. New York, NY: Crown Books for Young Readers.*
  9. Swender, Jennifer. (2019). Solving for M. New York, NY: Crown Books for Young Readers.*
  10. Watson, Renée. (2019). Some Places More than Others. New York, NY: Bloomsbury. *


Let’s have some fun!!!

Join us Monday, May 4 for a 12:00-12:30 Maker Space Story Time.  Your teacher has all the details.  And check out these links for Maker fun!  We are trying to share activities that are easy to do with simple supplies because we all know that making starts at home!


Big announcements are coming from the Cobb County Public Library and Cobb County School System for the yearly summer reading program, and students are going to need new books to read!   The Kincaid Library Learning Commons is hosting a “Boundless Book Fair” with our friends at the Bedford Falls Book Fair Company.  Parents can go to and Sign In with the school code you received from your teacher.  All purchases over $20.00 ship free, all books are shipped directly to your home, AND Kincaid Elementary will receive profits to use for our reading initiatives.  The best part is that the fair is open all summer long so students will have access to the best titles any time they need a new stack of books!  All fiction levels and many non-fiction interests are included!  You can also visit  for more information. Thanks to all of our families for continuing to support literacy at home!


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