Let's Get Lit!
Toomer Elementary Media Center News Letter
Fred Armon Toomer Elementary School
Indigenous People Month
Do you want to know more about the land you live on? Click the picture and find out about which indigenous tribes lived where you live know. Teachers and parents please copy and paste the URL link below for lesson plans and how to use this cite.
Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard
SEL Comptency - Social Awareness
Theme -Diversity and Acceptance
When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens—with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.
Literacy connection: This book allows students to view and draw conclusions and make inferences about what is taking place between the boy and his grandfather.
Books and Badges
SEL Books and Badges- Starts this month!
Social Emotional Learning, Media Services, and the Fine Arts Department are excited to partner with the Atlanta Public Schools Office of Safety and Security on a new initiative. This initiative engages students through SEL, literacy, and the arts with our district, state, and county law enforcement officers in elementary classrooms. Our goal is to create unity and community one story at a time across Atlanta Public Schools.
October- 2nd grade “Milo Imagines the World”
November- 4th grade “Drawn Together”
January- 5th grade “Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights”
February- 3rd grade “The Year We Learned to Fly”
March- 1st grade “Drum Dream Girl”
Don't forget to log minutes all day long!
Just log on the MyBackpack and click Beanstack. You can log your minutes by clicking the button in the top left hand corner.
Georgia tech's Buzzer Readers team up with RACE2Read
Students will win many different prizes if they have the most minutes between October 1st and November 22nd. All Students who participate will win a ticket to one of GT Women's Basketball games. Just continue to log all of your reading minutes in Beanstack. It is also listed as a challenge in Beanstack and you can win a badge as well.
GALILEO Password (digital Encyclopedia, eBooks, and more)
The GALILEO password for Atlanta Public Schools is capture. It will be valid until January 8, 2023.
Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program
BOOK IT! starts October 1, 2022. Teachers, be sure to register your class TODAY (click here or link below) so your students can receive rewards for reading from October to March. See Dr. Barber for more information.
Students, need tutoring 24/7? Well check out Paper below.
Open Check Out for Students
Announcing Library Hour💚
Students may come in no more than groups of 4 at a time to the library independently to check out books during open check out hour each day. Students must have a library pass or they will be asked to return to class. They will be given ten minutes to check in and check out books.
- Monday -12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- Tuesday - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
- Wednesday - 8:30 am to 9:30 am
- Thursday - 9:30 am to 10:30 am
- Friday -11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Teachers: If you would like to send students at different times or for other reasons just email me or call the Media Center at 404 802-3462. If you would like to schedule class visits for lessons or to check out books as a class weekly, please email me the day and time you would like. It will be my pleasure to accommodate.
Please reach out and schedule your classroom visits to the Media Center