Monthly Archives: September 2015

Exciting Events!

Tomorrow, author C. Alexander London will be visiting our media center.  We are thrilled!  London is debuting his new novel, the Wild Ones.  He is also the author of the Accidental Adventure series. Thanks Avid Bookshop for making this happen.

We have been having many fun lessons in the media center on how to find information.  First we went on scavenger hunts, then we filmed ourselves discussing the process with flipgrid, a technique that we really enjoy here because it requires us to actively think about what we are learning.  Our younger grades have been using flipgrid to share what they know about their favorite fiction books.

Check out our grids below!

2nd and 3rd grade:

Finding Fiction and Everyone Books

Using the Dewey Decimal System


Fiction Books

(You can email me for the password at or find it on our facebook site).

Last week our Osmos arrived!  Osmos are a game system that allows children to use iPads in interactive play.  This week we have been trying out the tangram feature, which helps our kids think spatially, and introduces them to geometrical concepts. I first used an Osmo in Andy Plemmons Media Center at Barrow- and our kids and teachers LOVE! Check out pictures below.

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Our book fair will be held October 13-19.  More updates will be posted soon.

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Soaring through September

We’ve been incredibly busy at our media center!

  1.  Last week we celebrated our annual Night at the Library.  More than 30 kids and their families met me at the Athens-Clarke County Library for a tour.  Read about it here.
  2. Mr. Keith Karnok, the reading magician, met with our K-3.  We had the best time!
  3. We have an author visit with C. Alexander London scheduled for September 30 for our 3-5th grade.  We want to raise money to buy books for every classroom.  You can donate here.
  4. We’ve been focusing on learning to use the library.  Our students have been making videos using flipgrid demonstrating how to find books.  Hooray for lifelong library users!
  5. Reading Logs are due September 22.  Don’t forget to track your reading!  Way to go, Reading Rock Stars!