What's Happening in the Bethel Learning Commons

February Flurries 2016

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Winter, Winter, What Do You See?

Students in pre-k have been busy creating their own e-books called Winter, Winter, What do you See? Students illustrated snow people, added their own names and recorded their voices reading the stories. Students in 5K created animal alphabet books by finding animals that begin with each letter of the alphabet. It wasn’t so easy to find animals beginning with X and Q, but they prevailed! Grab your iPads and read along with us by going to Open the books in the iBooks app

Fact vs. Fiction

Students in first-third grades are focusing on the difference between fantasy and reality, fiction and nonfiction. We started out by reading the story, Dogs Don’t Wear Sneakers and Chimps Don’t Wear Glasses by Laura Numeroff. Students were then assigned an animal. They wrote a sentence about something silly that animal would not do and illustrated the page. Students then focused on the reality side where they used an online encyclopedia to find information about what that animal would do. Students are using the information to create fact and fiction iBooks. The final products are still coming in but keep checking back at to read these iBooks.

Digital Quilt Squares

In our celebrating of black history month, students in fourth grade enjoyed the story, The Patchwork Quilt, by Valerie Flourney. After reading the story, students made digital quilt squares that told their stories. Check them out at

If I Could Have Been Born a President...

Students in fifth grade who finished projects early were able to research various presidents and then choose which president he or she would have liked to have been and tell why. Results can be found by going to

Read Across America

Community and educational leaders gathered on Friday, February 26 to read to students at Bethel Elementary in celebration of Read Across America Day. Some of our featured guests included Clover Mayor Donnie Grice; Clover Schools Superintendent, Marc Sosne; School Board Member, Sherri Ciurlik; Clover Football Coach Chad Smith; additional coaches and students from Clover High School; and many more. The teachers and students really enjoyed the stories and having the opportunities to ask questions. Bethel sends out a big thanks to all who joined us! For pictures of this event, visit

A Minute-to-Book-It: The American Library Association announced the 2016 book winners last month.

Take a look at these great books!

Newbery Awards

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Caldecott Awards

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Coretta Scott King Awards

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Theodore Seuss Geisel Awards

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Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon

Monday, March 21st, 7:30am to Thursday, March 24th, 12pm

6000 State Highway 55 East

Clover, SC