Wonder – A Live Reading

Wonder is one of our most popular books in the Learning Commons.  The author, RJ Palacio, is reading it aloud daily from 12-12:45.  Join in!

You don’t need to be on Twitter to join.  Just click on the link and listen!  Email me and let me know if you listened in and what you thought!  laura.falthzik@cobbk12.org

Listen to RJ Palacio Here

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What are you reading?

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well!

In our time away from school, I’ve read three books – Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark, The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica, and Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

I’ve also been working in the yard (over the weekend when it wasn’t raining), cooking ( a lot), and cleaning out some closets.

I miss seeing all of you and talking about books!

What are you reading?  Email me and let me know!  laura.falthzik@cobbk12.org

Don’t forget that you have access to SORA and the public library for FREE ebooks and audiobooks. The directions and login information are on this blog.  If you need help, email me!

Take care and keep reading!

Cobb Digital Library

Hello ECMS students and staff!

During your digital learning time, use Cobb Digital Library for lots of fabulous resources!  There are ebooks, audiobooks, and more!

To log in:

Students:  Use your Office login (firstname.lastname) and password

Staff: Your school email and password

Click HERE for more information and to access Cobb Digital Library.

Email me if you need help:  laura.falthzik@cobbk12.org


SORA, Cobb County Public Library & TutorATL from Home

Are you at home and you’d like to read some new books?

SORA can be used to download FREE ebooks and audiobooks!  Follow the steps below to have access to thousands of books!  You also have access to the Cobb County Public Library!  Happy Reading!

SORA Directions


Click HERE to access the public library.



Do you need homework help?  The Cobb County Public Library has partnered with TutorATL which provides online tutoring assistance from 4:00PM-11:00PM.  With our PASS partnership with the public library, all Cobb County students can use this feature by logging in with their PASS account credentials.  Please see below for more information and how to log in.

TutorATL provides:
*One-on-one on-demand homework help for K-12 students
*Additional review and test-prep materials available 24-7
*Online tutors available daily, including bilingual Spanish tutors
*Math and essay writing assistance, SAT prep, and much more

Click HERE to access TutorATL.

Tutor_ATL Info





Share The Love

Be sure to nominate a teacher to win some Library Love on Valentine’s Day!

Come to the Learning Commons to complete a nomination.  All  nominations are due by Thursday, February 13th at 4:00.

If your nomination wins, the teacher and YOU will win some Library Love on Valentine’s Day!

Artists and Designers!

Would you like to design a bookmark for the Learning Commons?? 

As you know, we LOVE to provide fun bookmarks to our students.  Now it’s your turn to design one!!

All artwork needs to be original and creative!  It should relate to books, Learning Commons, reading, ECMS, positivity, or anything else that you think would be appropriate for a bookmark!

The student who creates the best original bookmark will win a prize from the Learning Commons.
Also, the winning bookmark will be made into a REAL bookmark and distributed in the Learning Commons.

Stop by the Learning Commons desk to pick up a blank bookmark to design.

All entries are due no later than Friday, January 31st.

Good luck!

Holiday Contest

Can you guess how many TOTAL PAGES are in these wrapped books?  The student closest to the actual number will win all of the books!!  WINNER TAKES ALL!!

Be sure to come to the Learning Commons by the afternoon of Tuesday, December 17th to place your guess in the jar.

Mrs. F will announce the winner on ECTV on Wednesday, December 18th!