GPS Learning Commons News
May news and Summer ideas
Maker Spaces in May
Supporting Math with a Wii
"Schools are using gaming technology as a way to engage learners and connect with technology tools familiar to students. Wii activities can be engaging, student-friendly data production tools that generate scores, times, and rankings for students to explore and discuss in the mathematics classroom. As students play the games, their teacher has an opportunity to guide them through rich dialogues, posing questions to elicit mathematical thinking." (ISTE -International Society for Technology in Education)
Watch for pictures and video of this exciting activity! Feel free to come and join in the fun.
Blowfish Reading Program ends May 8th
PLEASE NOTE: The Blowfish bookmark no longer counts as entry into the game! In order to collect prizes earned, the parent/guardian MUST reserve the child’s tickets/prizes at least 48 hours in advance of our school’s designated game! Call the Blowfish box office at 803-254-FISH (3474) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you at the park! We would love to see the stadium filled with GPS scouts!!
GPS Learning Commons BINGO ends on May 8th!
REMEMBER: If you bring proof of having read with any of these programs below to school in August when you return, you get a STAR on your library card which entitles you to get an extra book ALL YEAR LONG! WOW!
Start off the summer by attending Storyfest SC
Scholastic Summer Challenge
Log your books online
TD Bank Summer Reading Program
Get paid to read!
Saturday, June 6th, 9am
301 Gervais Street
Scholastic Reading Challenge
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program for children. Log your reading minutes to unlock stories and earn rewards. Help set a new reading world record for summer 2015! (May 4 - Sept 4).
TD Bank Summer Reading
Books a Million Summer Reading
Gilbert-Summit Public Library Summer Reading Program!
What books to read?
We will be sending home 10 or more books with your child this year for them to keep and read. Some of these books have been in their classrooms for the last few months for them to enjoy. These can be books they use on their reading logs as well as books from the public library.
If you are looking for other good titles, check out some of the sites listed below:
SC Day by Day project - Activities for each day of the month
Caldecott (best artist award)
Newbery Award winners (best children's chapter books)
Coretta Scott King (outstanding African American authors and illustrators)
Theodor Geisel (Dr. Suess) award (beginning readers)
Sibert Medal (best informational books)
A library colleague, Ms. Matney, at Lake Murray in Lexington/Richland 5, has made a public Glogster of several more online sites with book lists for K-5 you may want to check out.
Whatever you and your child choose to read be sure to read together during the summer. Children need to see the importance of reading in everyday life. Read magazines, emails, blogs, letters, cards, menus, how to manuals, game directions, maps, travel brochures... the list is endless when you think of all the reading we do each day. Most importantly...make it fun! We want the thought of reading to bring smiles to the faces of all of our GPS Scouts.
Have a wonderful summer! I hope to see you at the library!!