We are planning a scrimmage with Garrison Mill this Wednesday, December 11, at Shallowford Falls. They'll come over around 2:45 and we'll have a mock competition til around 4:15. Parents are invited to attend if you like. We will discuss rules and compete in several rounds of questions. We would like to have some special snacks that day since we are hosting. I have asked that Madison, Gavin, Lauren and Mick provide snacks. Should be a lot of fun and it will be a great way for you to see how a competition will be run.
We're excited about our 2013-2014 team!! T-shirts final design has been approved and we should have them very soon. What does the fox say? Re-re-re-re-re-re-read!
Here's the link to the Cobb County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. This site will be updated with all the information you'll need about the bowl in January.
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for coming in every month to help out with our shelving and other tasks. We couldn't stay on top of the volume of books without you! If you would still like to be included on our Volunteer Schedule, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Christy Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are working on a project to make it easier for our students to find their books in the media center. On a Friday afternoon, no less, these dedicated media volunteers gave up their time to modge-podge big letters to post on shelves to designate the sections of the library. Thank you to Christy, Stephanie, Clara, Melanie and Amanda for your help!
Bookbub has been around for awhile but just has started offering children's books. Go to Bookbub.com and register. You click on the types of books you enjoy and everyday they will email you a list of books that are either free, $.99, $1.99, or $2.99. They can be downloaded onto your Kindle, Nook, iPad or just about any ereader. It's another great way to keep books in your child's hands. I have been using it for over a year and always have a steady supply of books waiting on my Kindle.
Scholastic Book Fairs provide four key factors to inspire more studentstoread. As withany skill, when kis pracice reading, they become better readers. And the better they get, the more fun they'll have doing it.
Access: BookFairs provide kids access to a large selection of books for a wide range of interests and reading levels.
Choice: Kids will read moe when they have a choice in what they read.
Involvement: Families that demonstrate interest in books and reading help students form lifelong reaidng habits.
Reading Practice: When kids are enthusiastic about what they read, they get more practice and become better readers and leaders.
Book Fair Data Fall Book Fair Spring Book Fair Total
# of Books Purchased 1,748 1,605 3,353
Avg. # of Books Purchased
Per Student 2.7 2.5 5.2
Avg. Minutes of Reading
Per Student 489 449 937
Total Minutes for School 314.640 288,900 603.540
Look for our Fall Book Fair the week of November 18-22!