Reading! Technology! Fun!

May 2014

It is hard to believe that May is here! Please let us know if there is anything you need this last month of school! We would love to help your class with any special end of the year projects! Also, now is a good time to start looking around your classroom for any and all library books that you see and to help your students remember to bring back long overdue items! We thank you, in advance, for your help!

Your Learning Commons Team,

Mrs. Byrd Fort, Mrs. Gobbi, and Ms. Burkett

Columbia Blowfish Reading Program

The Columbia Blowfish Reading Program is going on RIGHT NOW! Students should have a bookmark to use to keep track of the books they read in May. After they hit a "homerun," they can show their bookmark to Mrs. Gobbi or Mrs. Byrd Fort in the Learning Commons to earn a stamp. They can earn FREE tickets and other prizes for the June 10 Blowfish Baseball game. If you have any questions, please let us know! You can read more about the Blowfish Reading Program at this link: http://blowfishbaseball.com/blowfish.asp?PageID=86&categoryID=

Help the Learning Commons get a 3D printer!

The Learning Commons is trying to raise money to purchase a 3D printer! Check out our Donors Choose project for more information...please feel free to share in your newsletters!: http://www.donorschoose.org/project/makerspace-moments/1205506/?rf=page_siteshare_2014_05_teacherid_2291619
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Scholastic Book Fair!

Our May Book Fair is May 27 - 30!

Book Fair Hours

May 27 7:20am - 3pm

May 28 7:20am - 3pm

May 29 7:20am - 6pm

May 30 7:20am - 2:45pm

Join us for the Teacher Preview on Friday, May 23 at 3pm!

Life Long Guidelines & Life Skills SPOTLIGHT!

Don't forget to add resources (books, websites, videos) that you use to help you teach the Life Skills and LifeLong Guidelines for the week/month. You can add these resources to this Google Doc (or send them to me and I'll add them): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NFsEIehMDFzjrxnwBPpJsen3KBnIgTe4EHJwA2nJLC8/edit?usp=sharing

This month, we focus on Common Sense, Creativity & Initiative, Organization & Resourcefulness, Perseverance, and Courage. Let us know if we can help you find resources!

Summer Reading!

Watch for information about Summer Reading (including Mrs. Byrd Fort's #bookaday challenge) coming soon!

Mo Willems and LEGO contest!

Save the Date!

May 1 - May 30 - Reading with the Blowfish Baseball Team

May 16 - Lion Cub Story Time 9am

May 16 - Lunch & Learn for parents with Mrs. Byrd Fort and Mrs. Burkett

May 16 - Last day for students to submit Book Award reviews

May 21 - LAST PAWS to Read at Pets, Inc. 3:30pm - 4:30pm

May 23 - Last day to checkout library books

May 23 - Book Award Party for students 1:45pm

May 23 - Book Fair Teacher Preview 3pm

May 30 - All library books due

May 27 - May 30 - Scholastic Book Fair

June 2 - First day to register for summer reading at the Lexington County Public Library

June 4 - Summer reading kick off at the Lexington County Public Library 3pm

June 7 - Storyfest @ State Museum

June 10 - NPES Night with the Columbia Blowfish

NPES Virtual Learning Commons

The NPES Learning Commons is EVERYWHERE! Find us and be our friend!

FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/NPESLibraryMediaCenterLearningCommons

Instagram - @npeslearningcommons

Twitter - @mrsbyrdfort

Website - https://sites.google.com/site/newprovidencelearningcommons/

Tumblr - http://npeslearningcommons.tumblr.com/

About Us

The Vision and Mission of the New Providence Elementary School Learning Commons is to ensure that students and teachers are effective users of ideas and information in regards to both print and digital resources. We strive to provide library materials and services appropriate to the curriculum of the school and to provide library materials and services that meet the information and recreational needs of the learning community and that will encourage and support Common Core State Standards as well as the 4 C's - Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Communication. We provide opportunities for collaboration between the Learning Commons Team (Teacher Librarian, Library Assistant, Technology Integration Specialist) and the Classroom Teacher to integrate information literacy, digital literacy, book love and technology into instruction.