Previous LC Happenings

Where Mrs. Brookins keeps previous updates and activities...

February 2020

February was all about Figurative Language. Ms. Arnold's classes visited the LC to scavenger hunt for different types of figurative language using picture books, play Figurative Language Jeopardy and play Figurative Language UNO. Ms. Lumpkin's classes are visiting in early March to participate in the same activities!

January 2020

This month we celebrated our new books! Mrs. Lumpkin's class visited Cafe Read-A-Latte to taste test books of different genres in order to help Mrs. Brookins develop the best menu possible. Students requested their favorites and Mrs. Brookins checked them out and special delivered them to their classes.

Then, ELA classes also had the opportunity to visit the LC to view all 600 new books, make a wish list and learn how to request holds using Destiny.

December 2019

December's big LC activity was our Hour of Code day. Thank you to the public library, TSYS and Kodak for volunteering your time!

See below for pictures.

October 2019

Okay, October is a BUSY month!

In the LC, student's created their own Black Out poetry.

We celebrated Homecoming with a fun week of dress up days, activities and a pep rally before the football game. Students took the PSAT and QBAs. Some of them got to spend a day at a STEAM conference. Some walked for the Hall of Fame if they were on Honor Roll or Principal's list and had the chance to visit Launch to celebrate. We held our yearly Math/Science/Technology Night.... AND had our first Book Fair in several years! The last day for shopping is November 1st.

We also worked together to finish the StickTogether mosaic before the end of the month! Students added stickers after checking out books. Check out the completed picture below.

Next week for the start of November students will be putting together their tri-boards for Science Fair so I'm prepping supplies this week in between running the book fair cash register! I hope everyone is wrapping up their science experiments!

September 2019

September has flown by! All 6th graders had the opportunity to take a field trip to the Coca-Cola Space Science Center to simulate space travel and research on Mars. I was lucky enough to attend two of the days myself and I am always impressed with the CCSSC presentations and events. Students viewed a movie about the effects of space on your body, ate lunch, worked on a scavenger hunt and traveled to Mars, all in one afternoon!

Requests for more games led to an order being placed and they are now here! We have Scrabble, Step by Step Chess, a balancing game and quite a few other new strategy games.

A new white board is up at the entrance to the LC with fun Questions of the Day. Feel free to stop by to read and contribute your own responses.

I'm looking forward to Black Out poetry classes in October, a new book order arriving, and the BOOK FAIR!

Mornings in the LC

The LC is open before school twice a week. Students grab passes in advance and come in to read, use computers, play games and more.

Blackout Poetry in the LC

Students have created blackout poetry with Mrs. Brookins several years running now. It's always fun to see what they come up with!

3D printing design - Girls in STEM Lunch and Learn with Girls Inc.

Mrs. Brookins and the Kodak team helped our Girls Inc students walk through the process of designing their own name plates. Students had to create a base, add their name on top and punch out a hole of any shape. Completed designs were printed on the ECMA 3D printer!

Thank you to Kodak for donating rolls of filament for the 3D printer so we can print using different colors!

Horror Narrative Writing with Mrs. Brookins

Students entered to a spooky LC where Mrs. Brookins read a short horror story, we discussed plot and students designed word art using descriptive vocabulary.

Hour of Code 2018-2019

Kodak and TSYS joined us to help guide students using robotics (Spheros and Cublets) and block programming to program dance moves and the Grinch!


Mrs. Brookins uses Goosechase to set up... well, Goosechases! Students have teamed up using their devices to hunt down the answers to everything from Author's Purpose to parts of a cell. Goosechase is a ton of fun and good way to get students moving while learning.

Makerspace Mornings with Mrs. B