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!
Argyle students recently enjoyed a visit with our Ms. Puckett, our librarian from the Vinings branch of the Cobb County Public Library. Ms. Puckett talked to the students about the upcoming summer reading program, and students were amazed to hear about all of the exciting events that they would be able to take part in, starting with the summer reading kick-off party on May 25th. I am encouraging all of our students to participate and read as much as they can this summer!
It has been a while since I posted any pictures or updates on what has happened the library. Click through the slide show below to see some of the fun activities that we have had.
Hour of Code
Book Character Parade
Passion City Church Book Donation
This is Black History Month, and I am challenging all of our 2nd - 5th grade students to participate in our Black History Month Reading Challenge. All you have to do is read at least one book that was written by an African American author or a biography about an African American. This could be an athlete, an educator, a politician, or an entertainer. Once you have read your book, log into Biblionasium to log your book and complete the challenge.
If you are not sure how to access Biblionasium, I have linked a tutorial below. Happy Reading!!
The Cobb County Public Library system has partnered with Cobb County Public Schools and Marietta City Schools to make sure that all students have access to all of the wonderful resources that are available at the public library, including their digital resources.
Now, your student number (the same as your lunch number) will serve as your library card number. With this, you can check out up to 5 books at the library, and you can access digital resources from any place that you have an Internet connection. To open digital resources, you will need to enter a PIN, which your birth month and day. For example, if your birthday is May 1st, your PIN is 0501.
To go directly to the Cobb County Library PASS page for elementary students, click this link.
Click the link below to watch a commercial about the Library PASS program:
Our character parade will be next Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 1:15 PM.
Students, choose your favorite character from one of your favorite books and come to school dressed as that character. Have you decided who you will be?
Remember, no Halloween costumes allowed, so be creative! I can't wait to see what characters will be in our parade!