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November is Native American Heritage Month

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Celebrate with us the heritage of the indigenous peoples of America, the Native Americans, during the month of November.

We pay tribute to the rich history and traditions to the tribes of the Native Americans. You can read fiction and non-fiction books about Native Americans in our special collection between the windows, and you can also watch a video about the month long celebration here:

 

And learn about NASA workers that are Native Americans here:

Visit Native American Heritage Month sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian online to learn more.

ROBOTS AND STAR CARPETS

4th Grade STEM scientists were using the Learning Commons Stars Story Carpet to test their Mind Storm coding skills! The robots used color light sensors to find and trace stars in the carpet. The scientists could change the color choice and found that some colors worked better in the coding than others.

VOTE FOR GEORGIA GOVERNOR

The Learning Commons is holding its own special elections for Georgia Governor.  Stop by and place your vote on a ballot.  Look for the voting table!  In the running are:

  1. Big Nate
  2. The Lorax
  3. Amelia Bedelia
  4. Charlie Bucket
  5. David
  6. Harry Potter

Polls close Monday, November 5 at 2:00 PM.  We will reveal the winner on the Wednesday morning CNN broadcast, so tune it!

READ FOR THE RECORD IS COMING!

Cobb InTech’s 3rd Annual Read for the Record Skype-a-Thon is Thursday, October 25th!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We will join the CCSD InTech Department as they celebrate Jumpstart’s Read for the Record with a 3rd Annual Skype-a-Thon on October 25, 2018.  Members of the Intech Team will read Maybe Something Beautiful by Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell to highlight the importance of early literacy and celebrate the power of reading.   Everyone around the world will read together! Teachers read with their classrooms, families read with their children, volunteers host special events at their local libraries and community centers, and even entire cities will get involved, with mayors, police officers, sports team mascots, and others dropping into Read for the Record events to help celebrate.  To learn more about Read for the Record, click here. We will be registering as a campus so our school can be counted as a participant.   

Resources for teachers and parents:

https://www.jstart.org/activities-resources-toolkit/

HISPANIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH STARTS 09/15

 

 

 

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month is each year from September 15 to October 15.  We recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.  The day of September 15 was chosen because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico celebrates independence on September 16 and Chile September 18,

~Adapted from the “About” page at the National Hispanic Heritage website from the Library of Congress at https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

RESOURCES

P.A.S.S.

If you are a student currently attending a Cobb County Public School, you already have a Library PASS (Public Library Access for Student Success) account. That means you have access to all of their awesome resources at the public library, including 93 online databases, 18,659 eBooks, 7,270 eAudiobooks, and 430 streaming videos as well as 604,908 physical items in our collection.

How does it work?

Use your student number (it’s the same as your lunch number) and your PIN to check out library materials and access digital resources. Your PIN is your 4 digit birthday using the month and day you were born. For example, if you were born on February 4, your PIN would be 0204.

How does this help you?

Get your homework done faster and easier with your Library PASS. You can access their elementary school databases 24/7! Find great books to read, download, or stream! Or visit any of the Cobb County libraries to use the internet, print, or check out a book to read. We even have a growing collection of apps to download to your mobile device.

What are you waiting for? There is an entire library for you to explore. And you already have a PASS!