Erwin School Library Staff Update

Nancy Cravey, School Librarian

7 December 2015

No classes this week due to Book Fair. The Book Fair schedule is below.

Students can check out books and use Read and Ride during Book Fair.

November reading minutes will be collected Tuesday morning.

Watch the video at the end if you need a reason to smile today, or just because . . .

Dates of Interest and Importance

December 7-11 -- Book Fair Week

December 8 -- GCS Reads 20 November minutes due

December 9 -- GCS Reads 20 Jeans Day

December 10 -- Book Fair Family Night/PTA Meeting/ Winter Concert

Book Fair

There are not specific shopping times for classes or grade levels. As noted on the schedule below, students may shop during any of the Student Shopping blocks with teacher permission.

Special Book Fair Events:

Teacher Preview -- Monday, December 7, 3:00-4:00

Grandparent's Day -- Wednesday, December 9, 10:30-1:30

Family Night -- Thursday, December 10, 4:00-6:00

All For One Books -- Friday, December 11, 11:30-12:00

Please submit names of one student you would like to receive a free book fair book by Thursday, December 10. Free books will be given to students during the All For One Books time on Friday, December 11.

Book Fair Schedule December 7-11

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Tell Your Story!

Send pictures of what is happening in your classroom to share on social media and the webpage. Show the community the wonderful things your students are doing. Pictures will be posted on the school's Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts as well as in a webpage slideshow.
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Thank you to all classroom teachers for getting your October reading totals turned in! Erwin was selected as the October GCS Reads 20 Northern Region School of the Month! Erwin will be highlighted as a School of the Month on GCS TV and we have a banner that will be displayed outside the library.

November reading minutes are due Tuesday, December 8.

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Computer Lab

New headphones have arrived for the computer lab!

Please teach students proper care and treatment of the headphones so that they will last. We do not have spare sets to replace ones that get damaged.

Headphones should be plugged into the port on the left side of the speaker that is attached to the underside of the monitor. When classes leave the computer lab, monitors should be returned to the lowest position and headphones should be hung behind the monitor, not left sitting on the desk.

Even if the computer lab is not neat when you arrive, classes should always strive to leave the space neater than you found it and ready for the next class.

Thank you for helping to take care of this communal instructional space!

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Discovery Education: TechBooks

When Discovery Education started the subscription to the Science TechBooks for our 5th, 7th, and 8th grade students and teachers, there was a glitch in the system and all students and teachers from K through 8th grade had access to them. That problem has now been fixed and once again only our 5th, 7th, and 8th grade students and teachers have access to the Science TechBooks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Tech Tip:

It is coding week. Due to Book Fair, this has been delayed until next week for our 2nd-5th graders. They will do coding exercises in library lessons. In the meantime, has simple lesson plans and games that teach children problem solving skills and coding techniques.

I promise this will make you smile . . . .

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