We have just downloaded 37 new ebooks and a direct link to all the Tumblebooks in our database PLUS a new Tumblebooks collection for intermediate readers. These are available through our vendor, Mackin, through their portal, Mackin Via. In the fall, we will be able to access all of our resources including Cobb Virtual Library, Bookflix, Trueflix and Brainpop through this easy-to-use portal. We will be sending home bookmarks with the link and passwords for you to get access to this collection during the summer. Keep reading!
Want to honor a favorite teacher this year? Want to leave a gift behind at Shallowford Falls as your student leaves for middle school? Why not adopt a book in our media center? For $10 you can purchase a book in our media center. We will place a bookplate in the book which will honor a teacher, or your child, or any you like. You can download the form by clicking on the link below. All money will be used to purchase new books for our media center. What a great way to honor someone you love!
The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education and English Language Arts Departments have partnered with the Cobb County Public Library (CCPL) to provide complementary summer reading programs for grades K-5. The theme for this summer’s K-5 reading program is “Dig into Reading!” (based on the Collaborative Summer Library Program, www.cslpreads.org, an organization used by public libraries in all 50 states).
The Cobb County Public Library provides reading logs for elementary students to document their reading throughout the summer. Prior to returning to school in August, participants need to submit their reading logs to any CCPL branch. Any books read for the Cobb County School District program can be listed on the CCPL log. For more information about summer events at the public library, please visit www.cobbcat.org/srp.
To participate in the Cobb County School District summer reading program, students will select books to read and complete suggested activities for them. Any books read for the Cobb County Public Library program can also be used with the CCSD program activities.
The CCSD program includes:
Two suggested reading lists: one for Primary and one for Intermediate, each paired with an activity sheet. (Please note that these are just suggestions - students may choose to read any age and level-appropriate book. Consult your public librarian for additional recommendations).
To participate, students should:
1. Read a book of their choice.
2. Choose and complete an activity (from either sheet as appropriate) for the book they read.
3. Repeat #1 and #2 until at least four books and four activities have been read and completed.
4. On the activity sheet, have a parent initial the four (or more) activities completed and then turn in the signed activity sheet to the media specialist during the first week of school to be eligible for a reward (rewards determined by individual schools).
5. Record the titles of ALL books read during the summer on the CCPL Summer Reading Log and turn it in to any CCPL branch to be eligible for additional prizes!
Click on the links below for the suggested reading lists and activity sheets for primary (K-2nd) and intermediate (3rd-5th).
Parents, we would like to ask your help in getting all of our media center books returned immediately. We are in the process of scanning every book, DVD, video, tape, kit and piece of equipment in the library and classroom. This is a huge job and requires that we account for all materials. We have sent overdue notices to all students with books on their records. We now are having to go from classroom to classroom to try and retrieve the materials. Please remind your child to return our books. If an item has been lost, please pay for the item this week. Students with items still on their media records will not receive report cards until the items have been paid for. We appreciate your help in this matter.
Have you already read all your books from the spring book fair? Want some different books to get you through the summer? We've got the answer...the Shallowford Falls Books Swap taking place this week, May 13-16.
Go through your old books and choose some you're ready to swap. Make sure they're in very good shape and are appropriate for elementary school. Bag them up and bring them to the media center Monday and Tuesday--before school only! We'll give you a coupon for each book--green for picture books, blue for chapter books. You can only trade picture books for picture books and chapter books for chapter books.
On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, come back and bring your coupons. These days are the days you get to swap out your coupons for books. It doesn't cost a penny and you'll have great books to read this summer. All unswapped books will be offered to classroom teachers or given to MUST Ministries for their summer program.
Thanks for participating and getting books into your child's hands!
Each May, the Scholastic Warehouse in Kennesaw holds their fabulous sale. This year all teachers, book fair volunteers and parents are welcome to come and shop for 25-80% off the prices of the same books that are sold in our school book fairs. What a great opportunity to stock up on books for your child's summer reading! Click on the link below for details and be sure to go online to register to get a coupon for $10 off your purchase. The dates of the sale are May 15-30. Don't miss it!
Thank you for supporting our spring book fair. With the funds we raised, we'll be purchasing many new books to support our common core curriculum. Your generous donations to the All for Books program not only added to our profit, but also will be putting 215 new books into the hands of needy children through the three charities Scholastic Books supports. Additionally, because of your overwhelming support of Morning with Mom, our Relay for Life team made over $1400 Friday. Thank you!!
If there is a book you still would like to order, please click on the link below and you can still order it. It will be delivered to the school within a week or so. Look for the online book fair link.
Watch the video to find out what Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and others learned as teens that they believe our children need to learn now to compete in a high-tech world. We have just downloaded a basic programming app onto our 30 iPads. It teaches very basic coding, and we look forward to teaching it to the students at Shallowford Falls.