Today Glenn Gray gave a presentation to the fourth-grade students about his years as a hurricane hunter for the United States Navy. He told students about his flights from 1948 to 1950. Mr. Gray shared information about the technology he used during his flights. We appreciate Mr. Gray’s visit!
Students may use Destiny, our library catalog, to renew their books. On Ford Elementary School’s homepage look under the calendar for a link to Destiny @ Ford Elementary.
Follow these steps to renew your books:
1. Open Destiny and log in to your Destiny account.
2. Click on the menu.
3. Open Checkouts.
4. Click on renew beside each book you want to renew.
Yesterday 2nd grade was dazzled in the Learning Commons with a Monarchs Across Georgia presentation given by Michael Kahle of the Cobb County Watershed Stewardship Program. This kicks off the start of 2nd grade’s year-long, Project Based Learning of Monarchs. Thank you Mr. Kahle!
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Every year our learning commons helpers help us each morning with various jobs in the learning commons. The applications to be a helper are near the circulation desk, and they are due September 5th. We enjoy their help and appreciate their time and commitment to our learning commons.
Today Carol Horne introduced the 3rd grade students to their Project Based Learning (PBL) Vermiculture Project. Students enjoyed learning about their year-long project.
Welcome back to school! I want to welcome Amany Demian to the learning commons. Mrs. Demian is a familiar face at Ford Elementary, and we are excited to have her join us in the learning commons.
Mrs. Demian would like to tell you about herself.
I’ve been working at Ford since 2005 as a special ED paraprofessional. I have a social worker bachelor’s degree, been married for 29 years, and my husband is an Assistant Director Engineer at Atlanta Airport. I have 3 kids. My oldest, Ann Demian 27 years old, is a licensed Associate Professional Counselor. My next one, Kristina Demian 25 years old, is a pharmacist at Northside Hospital, and my son Mark Demian 20 years old is at Kennesaw University majoring in Electrical Engineering. I have a dog, a Yorkie who is 3 years old. I like to travel around the world and swim.
Mrs. Demian is very talented, and we are fortunate to have her in the learning commons.
Pictured: Mrs. Trammell (left) and Mrs. Demian (right)
Join in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and log your reading minutes! Summer reading helps maintain academic gains and helps students start next year off right. For more information and reading resources, visit http://www.cobbsummerreading.com/faq.html.
Go to http://www.scholastic.com/summer/kids/ to log your reading minutes.
Yesterday Ms. Brizzi and Ms. Cota-Hobbs from West Cobb Regional Library visited Ford. They played some fun activities with students and talked about the Summer Reading Program. To learn more about Cobb County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, visit http://www.cobbcat.org/summer-reading-program/summer-reading-program-2017/.
For summer reading lists and other resources for Cobb County students visit http://www.cobbcat.org/summer-reading-program/cobb-county-students/.
CCSD’s Technology Services provided our learning commons with a SimplicityTouch interactive flat panel. It has a 70-inch display with built-in audio. Last Thursday I attended a training session at Hendricks Elementary School, and our flat panel was delivered Tuesday. I’ve already started using our SimplicityTouch during lessons. This interactive flat panel is a great addition to our learning commons.
To celebrate Read Across America Day, students helped me decorate this bulletin board with the names of their favorite books and authors. Read Across America Day is celebrated on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2nd. Visit http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm to learn more about Read Across America Day.