P6GC Media Center

Literature. Technology. Engineering. Collaboration.

Maker Space Update

Students are busy in our maker space after school. They are designing cars and testing their durability and speed. We have students designing with duct tape and creating origami. I am learning right along with the kids and have discovered that folding origami and following the origami directions is NOT an easy task.


We have other students that are playing board games after school, which is helping them learn social skills and build a community with our homework zone students. We have a few games like Scrabble, Scattegories, and Mad Gabs. We are looking for families to donate used or new games.

Google 101 for Parents

When?


  • Monday, December 8 from 6-7pm
or
  • Tuesday, December 9 from 6-7pm


Where? Pearson 6th Grade Center


If you want to learn more about how and why Google is used in our classrooms, please attend this hands-on information session to experience learning with Google.


Please bring your child's iPad with you and have access to a Google account. It can either be your account or your child's.


RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/L42IhTNRhM

What are kids reading?

I have received a few emails from parents inquiring about what kids are reading these days and what books I would suggest. So I thought I would share some ideas with all of you in case you are searching for the perfect book for your child.


As an avid reader myself, many of these books would be enjoyable reads for parents and children and could spark a renewed love of bedtime stories.


Here are a few of the most circulated books from our media center.

1. Maze Runner by James Dashner

2. Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem

3. Dark Life by Kat Falls

4. Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

5. Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans


Looking for good realistic fiction?

1. Running Dream by VanDrannen

2. One for the Murphys by Hunt

3. See you at Harry's by Knowles

4. Wild Life by DeFelice

5. Never Say Die by Hobbs

6. sport mysteries by John Feinstein


Have a child that loves the Hunger Games? They might enjoy these series as well.

· Legend by Marie Lu

· Matched by Aly Condie

· Graceling by Kristin Cashore

· Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord

· Maze Runner by James Dashner

· Cinder by Meyers



Want more ideas? Check out these links:

· http://n.pr/ILhkF6

· http://bit.ly/1s2mts5

· http://bit.ly/1czIyty

· http://bit.ly/1fhIFZ6