The Shallowford Falls Under the Sea Spring Book Fair will be March 26-April 2, and we are looking forward to seeing you there. Your child will be visiting the book fair with his/her class to preview the books. This year we invite you to come to preview the books with your child. The schedule has been sent home on the back of the parent information letter. At the preview you can take the time to view all the titles and make purchases too if you like.
Teacher Gift certificates will be available for purchase, which is a great way for the teachers to increase their classroom libraries. You may also buy a book from the Teacher’s wish list if you prefer.
We will be open each day starting at 7:30am. See the book fair hours below. Tuesday, March 31, is our Food Truck Tuesday Family Night, and we will be open for business that night for your convenience from 5:30-7:30pm. We will be having two food trucks available for you to purchase dinner and make a night of it! Drinks will also be available for purchase.
Once again, we will be participating in the All for Books program. Jars for change will be in each classroom and at the cashier tables. This is a great way for us to increase our profit and to supply needy schools with books. Scholastic Book Fairs will match our money collected by donating one book for each $1.00 to one of three children’s charities. The money we collect will be used to purchase books from the book fair.
Book Fair hours are: Friday, March 27 and Monday, March 30, - 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 30 (Family Night) – 7:30am-7:30pm
Wednesday, April 1 – 7:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday, April 2 - 7:30am- 12 noon
Click below on the link to see our Online Book Fair Website:
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!
Do you know that our school spends thousands of dollars on high-quality, age-appropriate online resources for your child to use for research? We also have hundreds of ebooks at your fingertips by using one portal online. Did you know you can monitor your child's Accelerated Reader progress online too? Click on the information sheets below for a tutorial on Cobb Digital Library.