This school year, I have been encouraging students to read a wider variety of books. This includes both nonfiction and fiction books that they may not have considered reading before. In order to get them excited about this, I created a Book Bingo form with a variety of genres of books. Students who get Bingo on their form are given a certificate and several small prizes. I am very proud of the students who have completed their Book Bingo forms and am looking forward to encouraging more students to participate.
Students have had so much fun during Makerspace Mornings! The activities that they have participated in have given them the opportunity to work collaboratively, think creatively, code, solve problems, and think logically! Whew, that is a lot! The most important thing is that they have had fun and had the opportunity to work work with technology and materials that they have not worked with before. Here are some pictures of our makerspace participants in action!
We had our annual book character parade on Friday, November 8th, and I was so impressed by the creativity of our students and staff. Our students LOVE to read, and it shows by the number of students who participated in the character parade. Great job, Everyone! I am already looking forward to next year's parade!
I'm thrilled to begin Makerspace Mornings with our students. Please view the video below and contact me if you are interested in participating!
Our book character parade will be on Friday, November 8th! Students will come to school dressed as their favorite book character, and at the end of the day, they will parade the halls to the sounds of festive music to show all of their peers who their favorite book character is. I am looking forward to seeing all of our students dressed as their favorite book characters!
Last week, the learning commons was buzzing with activity, as students visited to have orientation. Our 4th and 5th grade students participated in a digital breakout, while 3rd grade students completed a scavenger hunt. Kindergarten through 2nd grade students enjoyed a story. Kindergarten students learned all about taking good care of books when we read Mr. Wiggle's Book, and 1st and 2nd grade students revisited good library manners and book care when we read The Shelf Elf. It was a very busy week, and it was so nice to see all of the students after a much needed summer break. After our orientation activities, 1st - 5th grade students checked out books. Kindergarten will have an opportunity to check out this week, once we have finished with our orientation.
Here are some pictures of students completing the scavenger hunt and digital breakout.
I have been learning all about the latest version of the SMART Notebook software, and I tested my knowledge by creating a lesson for our kindergarten students. Click on the link below to access the lesson.
This school year, some of our 3rd grade students have had the wonderful opportunity to spend lunch with Ms. Puckett, our librarian from the Vinings branch of the Cobb County Public Library. These students have the opportunity to eat lunch in the learning commons while they enjoy a story read by Ms. Puckett. What a treat!
Coding Club students have had the opportunity to explore programming and engineering through a variety of avenues. They have worked in their accounts in code.org and BrainPOP, and they have also explored through Minecraft, LittleBits, Bloxels, and Sphero. I am so proud of the progress that my coding students have made!