Thank you for your support of our Under the Sea Book Fair. It was a wonderfully successful fair, and I think the students all had a great time watching the decorations take shape, visiting the fair with their parents, and attending the evening event. We could never have these fairs without the help of our volunteers. Thank you to Christy Richards for again reaching out to get our helpers to bring food for the volunteers, set up the fair, run cash registers, stock the fair and take it down. We appreciate you more than we can say, Christy, and all of our helpers were so generous with their time. Also, thank you to Anne Baker for creating the wonderful decorations that transformed our hallway and media center into an under the sea wonderland. She's so giving of her talent and her time. Our take from the book fair was over $3500, which will go toward buying supplies for our media program. Thank you again!!
Would you like to recognize your child's birthday by donating a book to our media center? Fill out the form below and send in a check for $10. A few weeks before your child's birthday, we'll bring him/her to the media center to pick out a book from a selection of brand new books from a recent book order. We'll place a Birthday Book Club bookplate inside the front cover honoring your child on his/her birthday. Then, your child will be given the opportunity to present his/her new book to the media center on our local Fox5 Shallowford Falls morning broadcast. All proceeds will be used to purchase new books and materials for our media center. We appreciate all you do to support our program.
The new GCBA books have been chosen. Click on the link below to see them! All of you third and fourth grader super-readers, get ready for next year's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team at Shallowford Falls by checking them out right now! We have asked Scholastic to send as many as possible for our book fair this month. Pick up a few to read over the summer so you'll be ready to compete next year on our team!
I attended the Georgia Literature conference in Athens March 6-7. One of our sessions was hearing Clare Vanderpool, who wrote Navigating Early. Of course, I immediately ran up to talk to her after the presentation since we both are Kansas natives. I thought those of you who have read this book and Moon Over Manifest would enjoy seeing the picture of her. Getting to hear an author speak is such a special gift!
Now available on Cobb Digital Library is our newest database, Scienceflix. This is the greatest new resource for all things science and STEM. It has articles, videos, informaiton on careers in science and experiments. Check it out.
We've recently subscribed to National Geographic Kids database. It's full of great nature ebooks and dozens of high interest magazines your child can view from school or home. It's all available on Cobb Digital Library. Browse through it and see what's there!