AMMS Library Learning Commons

March, 2020 Newsletter

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Students and teachers made a connection with books during our Speed Dating with a Book rounds!

Our 6th Graders shared their voices during their Poetry Slam!

We organized and participated in the first ever Fulton County Schools World Read Aloud Day celebrations!

Mr. Martin started us off with Going Places by Peter Reynolds. Microsoft Teams was used to connect with over a hundred educators across the county to celebrate the joys of reading aloud. See how we celebrated across the county by clicking the Wakelet link below.

Congratulations to our FCS Tech Fair Winners! They are presenting their projects at state on March 14th.

3D Modeling

    Aujla I. - First Place, 5th/6th GradeSania S. & Jasmin S. - First Place, 7th/8th Grade

Device Modification

    Pranav S. & Rishabh G. - First Place, 5th/6th GradeDivij M. - First Place, 7th/8th Grade

Digital Game Design

    Chloe S. - Second Place, 7th/8th Grade

Graphic Design

    Ilangkumaran Maruthavanan S. & Krishna T. - Third Place, 5th/6th Grace M. - Third Place, 7th/8th Grade

Mobile Apps

    Yaashmita S. & Arushi S. - Second Place, 7th/8th Grade

Multimedia Applications

    Susmita D. - Second Place, 5th/6th Grade

Productivity Design

    Sanjana U. & Diya K. - First Place, 7th/8th Grade

Video Production

    Andrew R. - First Place, 7th/8th Grade

Do you know a student who would be a great addition to our SWAT Team?

Encourage them to apply for our SWAT Team! Our Students Working to Advance Technology Team is looking for new members for the 2020-2021 school year. Our SWAT Team is an integral part of the running of our school helping with transformative uses of technology and troubleshooting issues that arise within a 1-to-1 learning environment. Through this opportunity, students will gain valuable, real-life skills that will help them in the future as they learn to navigate customer service needs, learn to speak and present in front of others, and gain leadership skills as they help to implement our technology plan using their own ideas and creativity. Students do not need to know all things tech-related to apply, but do need some working knowledge of how to use an iPad. Our team values a kind heart and willingness to learn as the technology skills can be taught. Only a select number of students will be accepted onto this team following the application process, teacher recommendations, and an interview.

Applications can be found here:

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Future Lions Literacy Alliance Books

March 17th- Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

April 14th- The Benefits of Being an Octopus

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Have you tried the new Library Extension?!

"See books, music and more at your local library as you browse the internet

See instant availability information for books, music, and audiobooks from catalogs offered by your local libraries as you browse various sites."

Looking for fun ways to review before Spring Break? Try a BreakoutEDU or Digital Breakout in the library to increase engagement. I have tons of ready to go options for most of our content!

Dates and Reminders from the LLC

  • March 2nd - 6th - Read Across America Week
  • March 6th - Microsoft Teams Training for Beginners
  • March 8th - International Women's Day
  • March 9th - 13th - Teen Tech Week! SWAT is hosting workshops for students and staff if you are interested
  • March 13th - Teacher Work Day - Safari Montage Training
  • March 17th - Lions Literacy Alliance Meeting (Trevor Noah)
  • March 20th - Microsoft Teams Training for Intermediate
  • March 24th - Teacher Work Day - Digital Assessments Your Students Will Love!
  • April 2nd - 7th Grade Career Day
  • April 3rd - Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Classroom