Books! Gadgets! Fun!
August was full of orientation lessons, first checkouts, and Destiny review...September is going to be full of activity in the Learning Commons! It is National Library Card Sign Up Month and we have been busy planning Dot Week, Read Your Way to the Big Game, Global Cardboard Challenge, and Global Read Aloud activities! More details about these events are below! We will also be starting our morning news show this month - thank you to Mrs. Sheely for all of her hard work getting it started! AND, we will kick off Makerspace Moments the week of September 19! Hang on to your hats - it's going to be a wild month!
Let us know how we can help you!
Valerie Byrd Fort, Sarah Sheely, Karen Gobbi, and Brenda Burkett
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!
1. Scan Quiver Art dots
2. Play Dots & Co game on the iPad
3. Make their mark on a collaborative piece of art in the LC
Kindergarten students will participate in a DOT stacking project!
You can learn more about Dot Day here: http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/
Global Cardboard Challenge/NPES Cardboard Carnival
Read Your Way to the Big Game!
We will start Makerspace Moments the week of September 19.
Makerspace Moments are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30pm in the Learning Commons!
Each classroom teacher will get 3 passes for students to come to the Makerspace. We will be giving you your passes and telling classes about MSM the week of September 12!
Global Read Aloud!
Please let me know if you need help finding books or connections!
New Providence News Network (WPNN)
Over the summer, we received NEWS SHOW EQUIPMENT! We are excited to announce that we will have a LIVE morning news show beginning this month! The news show team will rotate between 5th grade classes. We will be learning and growing with each production. We appreciate you using the life skills of patience, support and encouragement while we get our show going! If you ever have anything you would like to announce on WPNN, please let Mrs. Sheely or Mrs. Byrd Fort know!
LifeSkills & Lifelong Guidelines SPOTLIGHT!
There is a display of books when you enter the Learning Commons. This display will be updated each month with books about the LifeSkills & Lifelong Guideline for the month.
I will also add links and resources to our shared document available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NFsEIehMDFzjrxnwBPpJsen3KBnIgTe4EHJwA2nJLC8/edit
Please feel free to add your own resources for all to see! We are #bettertogether!
Lion Cub Storytime
September 2 *cancelled due to weather!
Please share these dates in your classroom newsletter!
Save the date for...
- National Library Card Sign Up Month - September 1 - 30
- Dot Week! - September 12 - 16
- "Read Your Way to the Big Game" - September 19 - October 19
- NPES Cardboard Carnival - September 30
- Global Cardboard Challenge - October 1 at Lexington Technology Center
- Global Read Aloud - Kicks off in October
- Star Wars READS Day - October 8 at Books A Million in Lexington
- Auggie's Birthday (from Wonder) - October 10
- Fall Book Fair - October 24 - 28 (Teacher Preview October 21)
- Computer Labs (Cub Lab and Lion Lab)
- Learning Commons
- Makerspace/Burkett/Shahoud (in Learning Commons)
Learning Commons Team Schedule
Mrs. Byrd Fort is at NPES 11am - 3pm every day (4pm on Mondays).
Mrs. Sheely is at NPES 7:20am - 11:30am every day.
Mrs. Gobbi is at NPES 7:30am - 3pm every day (lunch at 11:15 on M,W; 12:20 on T,TH,F).
Ms. Burkett is at NPES 7:30am - 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, every other Friday.