The SES Media Center had a fantastic fall semester and is looking forward to a great spring!
I am so proud of our students and their reading habits! We are making great progress toward our 1,000,000 minute challenge. Our next reading log collection date is the end of January. With the Cobb County snow days, we have time to log lots of reading minutes!
New books in the library are on the shelves! We have added a number of Spanish-language books to support our DLI program. If you have requests for new titles, let me know.
During the 2nd quarter, all 3rd grade classes participated in a mock trial. The classes tried Alexander T. Wolf (aka The Big Bad Wolf) after reading the story of the 3 little pigs from different points of view. Every class did a fantastic job, and I was truly impressed by some performances. What talented students we have!
Fourth grade’s Constitution breakout game was also a highlight this fall. In the spring, both 4th and 5th grade classes will participate in a Breakout game based on Growth Mindset. Smyrna Elementary believes in the power of YET!
I am extremely excited about the County’s PASS program–the collaboration between CCSD and Cobb County Public Libraries. I will work with the new resources in most classes, and information will be sent home to parents. Plus, Amy Walker of Lewis A. Ray Public Library will be our special guest for Family Reading Night; she can answer additional questions.
Finally, we are hard at work on our first Black History Month Living Wax Museum. The date is set for Thursday, February 15th. Our fourth and fifth grade students will be wax museum participants and usher historians; our third grade students will perform a song.
There’s so much going on at SES Media Center: we’re publishing our own eBooks, becoming better digital citizens, embracing new technology, and reading great books!
It’s a great day to be a Smyrna Star!