WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE BETHEL LEARNING COMMONS
May Material 2016
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Battling Books at Bethel on May 16
Our fourth and fifth graders recently participated in Bethel’s second Battle of the Books competition. All teams were awesome, competition was fierce, and scores were close! The top three teams moved on to compete in the district battle on May 19.
In the end, the results were:
1 Rad Retro Readers
2 Neptune Novels
3 Rattle Snake Readers
4 Golden Eagles
5 Flaming Readers
6 The Immortals
7 Broadway bound books
8 The Revengers
9 The Pack Mans
10 Mad Mammal Readers
11 The Howling Wolves
12 Raging Readers
13 The Nerds
14 Lightening Readers
15 The Book Bombers
16 Book Knights
Congratulations to all teams and a very special thanks to Julie List and all our parent volunteers for making this event possible. Visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2gwspxyy465jgu6/AADY9PeC1LTKlNI3aV4nnkMVa?dl=0 to view pictures of this event.
Clover School District Battle of the Books
The top three teams from each elementary school in the district competed in the CSD Battle of the Books on May 19, 2016. Our day started with a welcome from CSD Superintendent, Marc Sosne; followed by rules and expectations from BoB coordinator, Julie List, competitive battles by all our teams, the final battle; and ending with an awards ceremony.
The Bethel students did extremely well!
In the end, the district results were:
1: Rad Retro Readers, Bethel
2: Neptune Novels, Bethel
3: Bethany Book Destroyerz, Bethany
4: Bethany Bookaneers, Bethany
5: Flaming Ice Readers, CCE
6: Super Awesome Book Masters, CCE
7: Book Jedis, CCE
8: #lightningreaders, Bethany
9: Book Destroyers 2016, Kinard
10: The Lollipops, Griggs Road
11: Rattlesnake Readers, Bethel
12: The Einsteins, Larne
13: The Bobions, Kinard
14: Blue Eagle Bookworms, Larne
15: Super Kitties, Griggs Road
16: Book Blasters, Larne
17: Masters of the Books, Kinard18: She-Devils, Griggs Road
Thanks to all who helped make this event possible. Visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1cbr7dt0tq5qvzu/AACInE-_jEhOAbtrRMkaCsKfa?dl=0 to view pictures of this event.
BETHEL BOOK BASH 2016
1. Book Swap Station & Summer Reading Info
2. Literacy Through the Arts
3. Storytelling with Dianne de las Casas
4. Lunch with Dianne
5. Professional Development
Our day ended with a professional development session with Dianne, where she engaged the staff in storytelling activities, book making, and handmade tales. Teachers left inspired to use these activities with students next year.
A huge thank you to all involved. It was a great day!
SUMMER READING INFORMATION
Avoid the Summer Slide
“Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Avoid the summer slide by encouraging your child to read for fun, read to your child, and immerse your child in literature. How? Visit https://www.dropbox.com/s/g9pdoiu7dizx09g/Summer%20Reading%202016%20Community.m4v?dl=0 to learn about the many opportunities for summer reading in this area, including:
- Bethel Elementary Cafeteria – Drop in and check out leveled readers every Tuesday from 5-7PM
- York County Public Library – Visit http://yclibrary.org/summer_reading2016 for more information about summer programs at the Clover and Lake Wylie branches.
- Clover School District – Books-on-Wheels will visit an area near you. See the schedule at https://www.dropbox.com/s/wugs5fd0hlo27cp/Books%20on%20Wheels%202016.docx?dl=0.
- Barnes and Noble – complete a survey and get a free book! Yes, that is correct! For more information, visit http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/kids/kick-off-summer-reading-season/.
- Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – how many minutes can you read this summer? Log them at http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2016/kids.
- Reading in the Wild – visit one of the Little Free Libraries or Reading in the Wild locations around Clover, where you simply give a book or take a book. Enjoy!
Little Free Libraries are Open 24/7!
Need a book? Pick up books anytime at the following Little Free Library locations:
Good Samaritan Church
Clover Community Park
Allison Creek Presbyterian Church
Stateline Community (where the bookmobile stops)
Reading in the Wild
Out and about and ready to read? Visit these "Reading in the Wild" locations and pick up a book:
All YMCA locations
More locations coming soon...
STREAMING IN THE BLC
Comic Book Week
Fact & Fiction Books
Green Screen & Other Video Projects
House that Santa Built
If I Could Be Any President
Itsy Bitsy Spider Pipes
Lego Book Comics & Stories
Magnificent Milk Carton Things
On My Birthday in the Year...
Polar Express Bridge Building
Story Time Stations
The Missing Honey
The Patchwork Quilt
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
OH, THE PLACES I'LL GO
I am, however, very excited to move to Oakridge Elementary School, as the Technology Integration Specialist, where I will have the opportunity to share my love of STREAMing (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, & Math) with the new OES. I feel, without a doubt, that this is a perfect "fit" for me and definitely could not pass up this new endeavor.
I want to thank all of you for allowing me to work with you and your students! And although I will not see you each day, I am comforted in the fact that I am leaving you in good hands with the new librarian, Ms. Emily Boyd; I will still be able to come back to visit Bethel from time-to-time; and I will still be seeing you around the community. I wish all of you the best and want to leave you with three of my favorite Dr. Seuss-isms: