Reading! Technology! Fun!
April is a big month in the NPES Learning Commons! It is National Poetry Month and School Library Month! To celebrate, we will be hosting Maker Moments in the Learning Commons; Mrs. Byrd Fort and Mrs. Swygert will be popping into classrooms for Poetry Breaks (all month long); we will be encouraging teachers, students, and parents to send in their #shelfies; we will be participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 24; and NPES will be participating in Meet @ Main at the Lexington County Public Library on April 24 at 6pm. We hope that you will join us in the fun!
Please let us know if there is anything you need!
Your Learning Commons Team,
Mrs. Byrd Fort, Mrs. Swygert, Mrs. Gobbi, and Ms. Burkett
Learn more about our April Events and Programs!
Have you been to Edventure lately? If so, maybe you’ve seen their MakerSpace…an awesome space for kids to create. MakerSpaces are showing up in more and more schools and we are getting in on the action with MakerSpace Moments. Each teacher will be getting 3 passes. You may use these passes to send up to 3 students to the Learning Commons during MakerSpace Moments times. We will be hosting Makerspace Moments on the following days/times throughout the month of April (starting April 1):
Tuesdays 9am – 10am
Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:15am
Fridays 1:45pm – 2:15pm
If you want to read more about the Maker movement, you can visit this link: http://makerspace.com/
All month long, Mrs. Byrd Fort and Mrs. Swygert will be popping in to classrooms for POETRY BREAKS. We will knock on your door and come in to read a quick poem. Afterwards, we will leave! You never know when we will show up…
We all know how to take a #selfie…add your favorite bookshelf behind you and make it a #shelfie! We would love for teachers, parents, and students to take pictures of themselves and share them with us. You can share via social media by making sure to tag the Learning Commons on Twitter (@mrsbyrdfort), Facebook (New Providence Elementary School Learning Commons), or Instagram (@npeslearningcommons) – be sure to also include the hashtag #shelfie You can also just email them to me. They will be added to the scrolling photos in the Learning Commons.
Poem in Your Pocket Day
On April 24, keep a poem in your pocket and share it! http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/406
Meet @ Main
Join GMS, NPES, CSES, PHES, MES, MGES, RBES, and WKES for Meet @ Main at the Lexington County Public Library on Thursday, April 24 at 6pm. The public librarians will share information about summer reading and there will be a special performance by Porkchop Productions!
Mrs. Swygert's Spot!
Life Long Guidelines & Life Skills SPOTLIGHT!
This month, we focus on Integrity, Patience, and Problem Solving. Let us know if we can help you find resources!
Save the Date!
The Learning Commons has lots of great events coming up - be sure to mark your calendars!
April 8 - Mrs. Sywgert's last day
April 23 - PAWS to Read at Pets, Inc. 3:30pm - 4:30pm
April 23 - World Book Night
April 24 - Poem in Your Pocket Day
April 24 - Meet @ Main event at Lexington County Public Library with Porkchop Productions
April 25 - Lion Cub Storytime 9am
May 1 - May 31 - Reading with the Blowfish Baseball Team
Watch the newsletter for more dates and events!
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