Second Grade Target Bats Project

Second Grade Target students are starting a project on various species of bats.  After an introduction to the information gathering process, students were provided with QR code stickers to lead them to selected websites.  Students may also click on the image below for the Blendspace with the web sites Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Kuhn prepared.

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2017 Summer Reading Challenge

It is time again for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.  Summer is the perfect time to read just for fun — continue with a series or discover new favorites — it’s all up to you!  Click on the button below to log your minutes; your username and initial password are on the sticker your teacher gave to you.

Remember to change your password to read2017 the first time you log in.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Follow these links for more information about the Summer Reading Challenge:

Screencast Introducing the Cobb Summer Reading page

Cobb Summer Reading (FAQs, Links to Reading Lists, etc.)

Cobb County Public Library

 

Bookaneer Book Fair Coming Ashore Soon

We are already in the second week of September, fall break will be here in three weeks, and then the book fair arrives!  This fall’s book fair theme will be Bookaneer Book Fair.  Books are ships that can take our imaginations on a voyage to faraway lands.  Come shop the book fair for some treasures of your own.

Click on the image below to visit Vaughan’s personalized book fair site.

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2016 Summer Reading: Be a Reading Superhero

Reading challenge imageClick on the logo above to log your minutes on the Scholastic site.

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is back! This year’s theme is Be A Reading Superhero, and students around the country will once again be “Reading for the World Record” as they attempt to surpass last summer’s 286,611,349 minutes of reading.

Each student has received a bright orange flyer with personal login information for the Scholastic Reading Challenge.  The white sticker on the flyer shows the student’s randomly generated ID and password; it is strongly advised that students log in and change their password to read.

Here are several useful links:

Cobb Summer Reading has links to the Scholastic site, to the Cobb County Public Library site, and to reading suggestions for all grade levels.

This short screencast shows how to locate the lists of suggested titles and series.

If you have misplaced your flyer, click here for a copy:  Cobb Summer Reading Letter 2016.

In addition, visit any Cobb County Public Library

  • To pick up your stamp card (earn a free book!)
  • For help logging in if you forget your username or password
  • For a schedule of their amazing summer programs

Enjoy your summer, and Happy Reading!

 

 

Groovy Book Fair a Far-Out Success

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The Spring Book Fair had plenty of flower power and was a fabulous success.  Addie Outlaw and her team of amazing volunteers helped in many ways, from decorating before the fair to packing it all away.  The fair generated almost $2300 in profits for the Media Center.  These funds allow us to purchase additional electronic databases as well as print materials for our students.

Thank you again to all who shopped with us.

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Reading about Animals in Winter

 

The current Media Center focus for our kindergarteners, first graders, and third graders is how animals behave in winter.

Kindergarteners quickly notice that rhyming words are causing much confusion for Bear in Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!  He is very tired and drowsy, but he repeatedly misunderstands what Old Man Winter is asking him to do.

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After exploring the book It’s Winter, first graders complete a chart comparing animals who are asleep in winter with those who are active in winter.  The cut-paper illustrations are striking, and they emphasize that an informational book does not always have photographs.

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Third graders learn a new term, the subnivean zone.  This is the area just below the snow yet still above ground.  The book Over and Under the Snow contrasts the activities of a skier above the snow with the hidden animal kingdom just below.  Students have enjoyed visiting author Kate Messner’s web site and watching the video clip of a fox listening intently above the snow and then diving headfirst to catch his dinner.

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Thank You for Supporting our Book Fair

The Fall 2015 Book Fair is now history, but your generous support allowed us to earn almost $3,000 for our Media Center.  These funds allow us to purchase subscriptions to electronic products such as Tumblebooks and Bookflix, which are available both on and off campus through the Cobb Digital Library site or the MackinVIA app.  Some great new print titles will also be on their way shortly, so watch for our special displays in the Media Center.

Thank you again to our fabulous Book Fair volunteers for helping the week run smoothly.

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The Book Fair Is On Its Way!

161016_monster_clip_art_16Our Fall 2015 Scholastic Book Fair promises to be monstrously delightful.  The theme this fall is Reading is So Much Fun, You’ll Get Goosebumps.  You can even shop online starting October 2; browse an extended selection and have your orders shipped FREE to the school!

For the dates and hours of our fair, as well as the chance to shop online, visit the fair website by clicking on the monsters below.

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