Media Minute

May 2022

IMPORTANT DATES

May 23 - 27: Media Center Inventory

May 26: Last Day of School

CLICK HERE DEd Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage

CLICK HERE Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE TITLES BELOW

LAUNCH YOUR EPIC ACCOUNT BEFORE VISITING THE TITLES BELOW!

DISCOVERY Ed. Activity Calendar: May 2022 (K-2)

Daily activities for the month of May!

DISCOVERY Ed. Activity Calendar: May 2022 (3-5)

Daily activities for the month of May!

Instructional Activities

Discover engaging, ready-to-use activities that provide students with opportunities to explore their curiosity around a variety of topics.

Financial Literacy

Venture into the world of money management, from counting your coins to investing in your future.

Pizza Hut - Book It Program

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR CLASS FOR THE 2022 - 2023 SCHOOL YEAR!

LIFE by Cynthia Ryland and Brendan Wenzel

Click here for a video read aloud.

SEL BOOK OF THE MONTH:

The Curious Garden,

By Peter Brown


One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time.
While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.
This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms.

Relationship Skills:

allows students to develop and maintain healthy relationships with others, including the ability to resist negative social pressures, resolve interpersonal conflict, and seek help when needed. Students need to be able to work well with their classmates in order to participate in collaborative groups.

Service Learning:

We commit to working with others to make our community and the world better.

Story: The Curious Garden
ALSC Summer Reading List Birth - Pre-K

2022 ALSC Summer Reading List Birth - Pre-K

ALSC Summer Reading List Kindergarten - Grade 2

2022 ALSC Summer Reading List Kindergarten - Grade 2

ALSC Summer Reading List Grade 3 - Grade 5

2022 ALSC Summer Reading List Grade 3 - Grade 5

ALSC Summer Reading List Grade 6 - 8

2022 ALSC Summer Reading List Grade 6 - 8

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GALILEO Password

The GALILEO password for Atlanta Public Schools is truce. It will be valid through August 2022.

BAMO 970 MARTIN ST MUSIC VIDEO: JACKSON STREET TRIBUTE

I had this crazy idea to flip the Jackson's 2300 Jackson Street song for BAMO. My awesome Principal agreed! Please check out our tribute, has we returned to 970 Martin Street!

Ms. Foushee Virtual Library

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE TITLES BELOW

Accelerated Reader

Students can access and continue to use Accelerated Reader at home simply by logging into Renaissance via My Backpack.

#APSRace2Read

Help APS reach 10 million minutes of independent reading by logging all of your minutes into Beanstack! How many badges have you earned?


APS Student Log In: https://www.beanstack.com/race2read

Select your school

Username: Network Username (My Backpack Log In)

Password: race2read


Non student/Non homeroom teacher log in

Create an account by visiting https://race2read.beanstack.org/reader365

eBooks for K-8

Students in grades K-8 simply log into MyBackpack and select Renaissance to access MyON eBooks.

APS District eBook Shelf

To access the APS eBook shelf, students should log into MyBackpack. Select the eBooks tile. From here, all apps are accessible for student use.


To access apps requiring username/password, use the following credentials:


TumbleBook Library/Cloud

Username: atlantaps

Password: books


Big Timber Books

Username: atlantaps

Password: readmor

APS eResources

To access APS eResources, students should log into MyBackpack. Select the eResources tile. From here, all apps are accessible for student use.


To access apps requiring username/password, use the following credentials:


World Almanac (Elementary & Middle) - no additional log in required

Learn360: no additional log in required

Blooms Literature - no additional log in required

The Mailbox - no additional log in required

Blooms Literature - no additional log in required

Galileo - current password: traffic | New password beginning January 9, 2022: truce

Britannica Launchpacks

Need a username/password for Launchpacks? Here you go! Launchpacks can be accessed in the Galileo folder in MyBackpack. This is a great resource to share with your Social Studies teachers and for you to use for your media center lessons.


User name: atlps

Password: packs

Class Pass @ APS: Fulton County Library Access

If you are an Atlanta Public Schools student or employee you already have access to dozens of resources, including online databases, eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming videos, as well as hundreds of thousands of books available at libraries throughout the city of Atlanta and Fulton County. If you are an APS student, all you need is your student username and your lunch code to get started. If you are an APS employee, have your Employee ID ready and click here to get started.


Employee Access

Username: Your Lawson Number

Pin: Changeme


Student Access

Username: Network user name (what students use to log into MyBackpack)

Pin: Lunch number


Please note: The following apps require the creation of a username/password:


Mango languages, Hoopla, Learning Express Library, rb Digital, and Universal Class.

CLICK HERE: Taking an AR Test at Home Information

Students are allowed to take AR test at home during this distance learning time. Students will follow steps to access their MyBackPack (below) and click on the Renaissance Learning app to take an AR test.

CLICK HERE: Typetastic fun way to learn how to type!

Sign up for a FREE account Parents, and your student can have fun while learning how to type.

CLICK HERE: SCHOLASTIC LEARN AT HOME

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Bio

Loraine Foushee is a life-long learner that enjoys sharing her knowledge with individuals aspiring to reach their full potential. Loraine completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Media Production and her Master of Education in Instructional Technology at American InterContinental University (AIU). It was immediately after receiving her Bachelors in Media Production that Loraine started her career as a Production Technician at a market-8 News Station, CBS46 Atlanta for 6 years.
Loraine transitioned to a career in education, she shared her love of media production with high school students for 7 years. Her career has spanned Clayton County, Gwinnett County and Cobb County. Loraine completed her Specialist degree in Education with Certification in Library Media Science in 2013. She accepted her current position as the proud Media Specialist of Barack and Michelle Obama Academy in 2014.