Media Minute

BAMO Media Center Newsletter | February 2021

Beanstack-Race2Read Leader Board

Here are a few of the schools leading the way with reading and logging minutes in Beanstack!


Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy

812,117 minutes logged


Deerwood Academy

568,467 minutes logged


North Atlanta High School

531,923 minutes logged


Brandon Elementary School

270,103 minutes logged


Peyton Forest Elementary School

209,225 minutes logged


Barack & Michelle Obama Academy

182,970 minutes logged


E. Rivers Elementary School

142,844 minutes logged


Drew Charter Junior & Senior Academy

141,595 minutes logged


Hope-Hill Elementary School

137,794 minutes logged


Finch Elementary School

110,491 minutes logged

MIRROR FACE CHALLENGE

We are excited to be the featured district to launch the #mirrorfacechallenge! APS has partnered with the authors of Mirror Face, a picture book that teaches children to love themselves independently of the opinion of others and build their inner confidence.

In partnership with our SEL Department and APS Partnerships, each student in PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade will receive a physical copy of Jordan Gillman and Michael Tyler's picture book Mirror Face.

Please join us on February 17th @ 12pm: Mirror Face book virtual debut with special guests Dr. Herring & Mayor Bottoms.

Mirror Face - A Book on Self-Love (Picture Book Trailer)

CLICK PICTURE BELOW - TO VISIT MY OFFICE/LIBRARY

CLICK ON THE BOOKS FOR A READ ALOUD OR THE PUZZLE PIECE IN BOTTOM LEFT CORNER FOR A BRAIN BREAK!

Click Picture Below - To Visit Black History Library

February: Challenges Log Your BEANSTACK Minutes HERE!

178,024 minutes left to log towards our school goal of 276,000

Challenge and Activities for the Month of February

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BEANSTACK LOG IN: COMMUNITY, PARENTS, STAFF ETC.

Please help us reach our yearly goal of 276,000 minutes!

FEBRUARY - SEL BOOK OF THE MONTH

I Am Loved; written by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Ashley Bryan

There is nothing more important to a child than to feel loved, and this gorgeous gathering of poems written by Nikki Giovanni celebrates exactly that. Hand-selected by Newbery honoree Ashley Bryan, he has, with his masterful flourish of color, shape, and movement, added a visual layering that drums the most impartant message of all to young, old, parent, child, grandparent, and friend alike: You are loved. You are loved. You are loved. As a bonus, one page is mirrored, so children reading the book can see exactly who is loved—themselves!

ReadAloud "I am loved" by Nikki Giovanni Illustrated by Ashley Bryan (not in its entirty)

FEBRUARY - IB LEARNER PROFILE

Responsible decision making enables students to keep in mind multiple factors— such as ethics, standards, respect, and safety concerns—when making their decisions. This competency includes students’ capacity to identify problems and develop appropriate solutions to those problems, whether they are social or academic problems.


Attribute: Open-Minded

Attitudes: Curiosity Tolerance Appreciation


ProblemSolving:

(We explore skills related to

problemsolving and how those

skills are developed to support

learning, positive relationships

and self-efficacy)

CLICK PICTURE BELOW FOR FAMOUS BLACK AMERICANS

CLICK PICTURE BELOW FOR BLACK HISTORY MOVIES

eBooks & eRsources in MyBackPack

Kid's GALILEO

Kid’s GALILEO is an excellent resource for students to do research. GALILEO is a gateway to credible and authoritative resources -- a universe of full‑text articles, ebooks, journals, educational videos and more.


You can access GALILEO through my Backpack or https://www.galileo.usg.edu/satl/elementary


The password for Atlanta Public Schools is: awake

MyBackpack eBook Shelf

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: readmore

MyBackpack eResources

APS eResources

To access APS eResources, students should log into MyBackpack. Select eResources.

World Almanac (Elem, Middle & HS) - no additional log in required

National Geographic Kids: Password: readmore

Infobits - Password: readmore

Learn360: no additional log in required

Britannica Image Quest - no additional log in required

Blooms Literature - no additional log in required

Need to find out if a book is an AR book?

1. Go to Renaissance Accelerated Reader Book Finder at this link: www.arbookfind.com

2. Once there, click on student, or parent
3. In "Quick Search," type the title of the book
4. If the book is indeed an AR title, information about the book will appear, if it is not an AR title, it will say, "No AR Quiz"

Loraine Foushee

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.
Loraine Foushee is also an award winning video producer with more than 10 years of industry experience, founded Blame It On Loraine, A Foushee Film Company, L.L.C. in 2010. Based in the burgeoning film capital of Atlanta Georgia; Blame It On Loraine's team of videographers, editors and web designers provide the foundation of this reputable digital production firm.