"Gobble Up" a Good Book!

DEERWOOD ACADEMY MEDIA CENTER

The month of November brings with it more opportunities to engage in reading initiatives. This month, we will begin the Superintendent's RACE2READ 13.1 MILLION MINUTES CHALLENGE as well as utilize Beanstack, MyOn, Accelerated Reader and Class Pass with Atlanta/Fulton Public Library! I am here to assist you with your literacy needs. Need assistance with MyOn, Accelerated Reader, Beanstack, Class Pass or materials to support lesson planning? Just send me a quick email @drrice@atlanta.k12.ga.us. Happy Reading!
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RACE2READ

Atlanta Public Schools is raising the bar for reading via our district-wide APS Race2Read: The 13.1 Million Minutes Challenge! APS is challenging our scholars to read at least 20 minutes a day, five days a week. Read novels, newspapers, comics and more. Read, read, read anything! Just be sure to log your minutes on Beanstack and keep in mind that the superintendent has challenged Deerwood Academy to read a minimum of 686,000 minutes. Our minutes will contribute to the 13.1 million minutes that APS must reach by the school year’s end!

SCHOOL BEANSTACK SITE: https://apsdeerwoodacademy.beanstack.org/reader365


  • STUDENT LOGIN (FOR RECORDING READING MINUTES):

USERNAME: School username

PASSWORD: race2read

As students log reading, they will earn virtual badges and special recognition.


  • TEACHER LOGIN (FOR LOGGING STUDENT MINUTES, MONITORING AND/PULLING REPORTS FOR HOMEROOM STUDENTS)

USERNAME: School Email Address

PASSWORD: beanstackreads


  • PARENTS AND FRIENDS (who are not enrolled in APS) can sign up to join the Race2Read at Race2Read.beanstack.org. Remember to attribute your minutes to Deerwod Academy!
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November Monthly Focus: Beanstack

This month's lesson will center around Beanstack!

WHAT IS BEANSTACK AND HOW ARE WE USING IT AT APS?


  • Beanstack is a web and mobile application used to track independent reading time and help build a culture of reading in school and at home. We want to make it easier for you to help students track reading, keep them motivated, and provide insights about reading habits at your school.


  • The system is based on milestone badging for reading and/or activity based goals. As students read, they earn virtual badges. You then have access to reporting on reader participation at the school and teacher level available to you.


  • To start, Beanstack will help media specialists at Atlanta Public Schools facilitate the district’s new Race2Read challenge.

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Class Pass is Here!

CLASS PASS @ APS was made available to all APS students and staff. Please encourage your students to make use of the valuable resources at the Fulton Public Library System.This is an excellent RACE2Read resource that will help our students have thousands of books available to them in their community at absolutely no cost!


Login Information for all users:


Students:
User Name/Library Card Number: APS Network login
PIN: Lunch Number

Employees:
User Name/Library Card Number: Lawson Number
PIN: CHANGEME ( case sensitive)


Congrats to our October Top Patrons!

Please allow your students to stop by to see Mrs. Rice for a special treat!
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SEL Book of the Month

"In this witty, wise picture book, Boelts presents a kid’s-eye view of a consumer fad that rages through school at gale force." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has — warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend — are worth more than the things he wants.

MYON MASTERS! Congratulations to Mr. Walford's Third Grade Class for being the top users of Myon!

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Media Center PASSES aND Hours of Operation

Students may visit the media center to checkout books as they arrive for school, or with teacher permission each day from 7:30am-8:00am. All students must be in class for morning announcements. Please do not send students during this time.


Daily- 7:30am-8:00am (Please do no send students after 7:58am)


Mondays- Open Checkout Only/ 8:30am-1:30pm

(Please use Media Center passes to allow four students at a time to visit the media center.)


Tuesdays- Whole Class Sign Up

(Sign up for a time slot for your class in the Media Center every Friday.)


Wednesdays- Whole Class Sign Up

(Sign up for a time slot for your class in the Media Center every Friday.)


Thursdays- Whole Class Sign Up

(Sign up for a time slot for your class in the Media Center every Friday.)


Fridays- Open Checkout Only / 10:30am-1:30pm

(Please use Media Center passes to allow four students at a time to visit the media center.)


ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE THE MEDIA CENTER PASS/LANYARD TO ENTER MEDIA CENTER!

Upcoming Events

  • Race2Read Orientation- November 6-November 22
  • Beanstack Training- November 12-16
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon - November 14
  • MyON Training (3rd Grade)- November 20-22