The Learning Commons Connection
Old Fort Elementary Library/Learning Commons
May 22-26, 2017
OFE - Summer Reading Incentive
Summer will SOAR…
When Students Read
Fun opportunities abound this summer to help your child continue to grow.
The McDowell County Public library is offering many fun activities at both the Old Fort and Marion Branches this summer. Please sign your child up to participate in the Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World.” See the picture for the kick-off party and other details. As your child reads, he/she will have fun, earn prizes, and be better prepared for the start of school in August. This program is FREE.
You also have the option of having your child participate in the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program. Barnes and Noble marks its twenty-first year inspiring young readers in first through sixth grades have a summer filled with reading adventures - and earn a FREE book. The Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Journal is located here and a print copy will be given to students by their classroom teacher in grades Kindergarten through 4th.
If your child completes a reading log for either McDowell County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program OR the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading journal and returns a copy of one to Old Fort Elementary by September 2, 2017, he/she will qualify for a prize from Old Fort Elementary.
Thanks for investing in your child’s future by encouraging him/her to read. Have a great summer.
Greta W. Fletcher
Old Fort Elementary
Library/Learning Commons Inventory
May 15-19, 2017
4th Grade - N.C. Lighthouse Projects
Mercurio's 4th Graders:
Katilin - https://www.wevideo.com/view/909304051
Meredith - https://www.wevideo.com/view/912177753
Anthony - https://www.wevideo.com/view/912093079
Elijah O. - https://www.wevideo.com/view/914391158
Serenity - https://www.wevideo.com/view/918594083
Build a Better World - Summer Reading Program starts June 13 at the Old Fort Public Library
The McDowell County Public Library will host "Build a Better World" for its Summer Reading Program from June 12th through August 12th. Students may drop in the Old Fort Branch between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on June 13 for the kick-off party to signup for the program and learn about the various activities scheduled for the summer. By just reading 20 minutes a day for 51 days students will earn coupons to local businesses, a free book, and an invitation to the end of summer reading party. There will be raffle drawings at the end of summer party for many wonderful prizes! The program is FREE!
Thanks to Rachel Statham, Youth Services Librarian, for sharing the wonderful opportunities with OFE!
May 19, 2017 - Library Books are Due
If a student needs materials for an assignment, he/she may keep them until the assignment is complete.
Inventory will be conducted prior to EOGs. We will print final notices about library materials after inventory.
May 8-12, 2017
Build A Better World - Friday, May 12, 2017
Rachel Stratham, Youth Services Librarian for McDowell County Public Library will present the Summer Reading Program, "Build A Better World," to the students. Please encourage students to take advantage of their many summer reading events.
Click HERE for more information.
April 24-28, 2017
April 18-21, 2017
Mr. Moon's Reading Program
Congratulations to all students who met their reading goals for the Mr. Moon Reading Program!!! Each student will receive a ticket to an Asheville Tourist game for April 18, 2017.
Tickets will be given to classroom teachers on Friday morning, April 7, 2017.
Number of students meeting reading goals:
Gilliam - 12 students
Warren - 16 students
Lynch - 12 students
Tipper - 12 students
White - 11 students
Dyer, Mercurio & Reel - 72 student
Total of 135 students who met reading goals! Way to go!!!
April 10-17, 2017 - Spring Break
April 3, 2017
Thanks for your patience this year as we gave students more "ownership" of the library collection by allowing self-circulation and shelving. I'm sure there are many books on the shelves that students did not check in properly. Please encourage them to come in and look for those books OR we can schedule a 15-20 minute "scavenger hunt" for the whole class to come in and look for their books. Also, when we scan for inventory, the inventory will pick up on any books not shelved properly.
After break we will make a concentrated effort to track down all books.
March 20, 2017
March 13, 2017
Mr. Moon's Reading Program
This is not an extra "program" it is a "tag along" to whatever program you already have in place. All you have to do is determine whether or not your students have met any reading goals you have set. ( We did state that students will read 20-30 minutes per school night based on their grade level/teacher. This should cover anything you already have in place.)
You can also set the time period...as long as you have number of students reported to me by April 2nd. (It can be something already going on since the beginning of the year or since January...set a time period that is logical to you.)
I will need to know how many students have reached the reading goal by March 30th.
Reading Showcase Winners - Field Trip
1st Place - Alina Rector in Mrs. Spivey’s room.
2nd Place - Brady Tipper in Mrs. Tilley’s room
3rd Place - Carli Hinson in Mrs. Spivey’s room
1st Place - Sophie Pittman in Mrs. Mercurio’s room
2nd Place - Madison Arrowood in Mrs. Greene’s room
3rd Place - Eli Tessneer in Mrs. Brooks’ room
1st Place - Avery Freeman in Mrs. Mercurio’s room
2nd Place - Wesley Hollowell in Mrs. Reel’s room3rd Place - Stella White in Mrs Mercurio’s room
March 6, 2017
Classroom winners submission deadline: Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 8:30am3rd - 5th homeroom teachers
Submit names of the top 3 homeroom winners on this form .
Send non-computer projects to Media Center by 8:30 am on Monday, March 6, 2017.
Dr. Seuss / Read Across America Day Celebration - Gratitude
Special thanks to:
February 27, 2017
Dr. Seuss/ Read Across America Day - Thursday, March 2, 2017
Festivities start at 7:45 am.
Teachers may login here to review updated plans/schedule.
Reading Projects - Grades 3rd, 4th, & 5th
- Parent Showcase - in homerooms &/or hallways on Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:15am - 8:30am.
- Homerooms select the 3 best projects for the school fair. Projects for the school fair need to be delivered to the Library /Learning Commons by 8:30am on Monday, March 6, 2017.
3rd Grade - The project is a Google Presentation about their book.
4th & 5th Grades - Will produce a creative product of their choice to compliment the book analysis.
February 20, 2017
Thank You Book Fair Team
Reading Projects -3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades - Due March 1, 2017 to Homerooms
3rd Grade is working on a digital Google Presentation.
4th and 5th Grade students will design a product to compliment their reading analysis. Students in need of a tri-fold display board may get one for free from the Library/Learning Commons.
Thank you to the following for helping the families: Wendy Haycock, Barbara Dyer, Heather Tilley, Jennifer Slone, Beth Vess, and Jane Harris.
February 13, 2017
Book Fair - February 15th, 16th, & 17th
The Fair Opens at 8:30am
Wednesday -Create a Shopping List
Homeroom teachers will drop their class off at the Book Fair - Students will create a shopping list - Homeroom teachers will pick the class up at their ACE class.
Thursday - Shop
Homeroom teachers will drop their class off at the Book Fair - Students will purchase items - Homeroom teachers will pick the class up at their ACE class.
Thursday - 3:00pm - 6:00 pm - Family Event
Families may shop at the Book Fair until 6:00pm
Friday - Last Chance to Shop
Teachers may send students to the book fair for any last minute items.
February 6, 2017
Paws for Reading - Share Out to Old Fort Families
Announcements LIVE From the Green Room Starting Monday, February 6, 2017
Link to us LIVE for Morning Announcements! The team will officially move to the Green Room on Monday, February 6, 2017.
January 30, 2017
Reading Showcase Class Work Schedule - Grades 3rd - 5th
January 23, 2017
Reading Showcase Class Work Schedule - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
WeVideo Training for Reading Showcase - Schedule Reminder - Grades 3rd - 5th
January 16, 2017
3D Pen Training Schedule
January 9, 2017 - Happy New Year
Author Visit - Michael Finklea
Many thanks to Mr. Finklea and the students of Old Fort Elementary. Students were complimented on their respectful interaction with the author.
"Old Fort Pride, Deep Inside!" SOAR!!!
December 19, 2016
Author Visit Schedule - Michael Finklea
Author Michael Finklea will be on campus January 5, 2017
Notices will be placed in teacher's boxes on January 3rd - Please send them home.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5thLocation: Auditorium
Times: 8:30am - 9:30 am
Notes: Presentation - 30 mins. Book signing for those participating - 30 mins.
ACE Teachers will be with their scheduled classes.
Grades: PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd
Times: 9:45am - 10:30am
Notes: Presentation - 20 mins. Book signing for those participating - 20 mins.
ACE Teachers will be with their scheduled classes.
Class Teachers/IAs - need to be with their scheduled
Curriculum Feature: WeVideo - 4th Grade
Thanks to Beth Caldwell for reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and to Alyssa Kanipe and Adam Wiseman who graciously teamed up to introduce 4th Grade to WeVideo.
Below is a link to work produced by A. Caviness in Mrs. Mercuio's class. His video demonstrates command of all concepts presented:
(4.TT.1.3) I can present information using many technology tools.
December 12, 2016
Author Visit - Michael Finklea - January 5, 2017
The author visit is scheduled to take place in the morning with a presentation to 3rd - 5th grades followed by an author signing and then a presentation to preK - 2nd grades.
Details will be provided later.