We are looking forward to a great 2020 in the Media Center! We will be voting for our favorite Georgia Picture Books and Children's Books this month!
4th and 5th grade students color coded in the Media Center using the Ozobot Robot. Students created a map based on the book "The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School" and had their Ozobot travel through a map of our school.
Congratulations to Charvi and Rhea for getting 1st Place in the Fulton County Technology Competition in the category of Mobile Apps! They will be going on to the State Technology Competition in March--Good Luck Charvi and Rhea! Liangheng also received 3rd Place in the category of Project Programming, Congratulations!
Our 3rd Graders continue to be in 1st Place in their bracket for the NCAA Read to the Final Four competition! Keep up the great work 3rd Grade Readers!
Next up in the Dolvin Maker Space: Cubelets!
Students did a great job of returning their books before the Winter Break! Since our Mindset for this month is 100% Accountable, we would like to have more classes with no overdue books! Please help your student find their overdue books and return them to the Media Center. Here are some of our Media Center helpers gathering books before the break.
We have been busy in the Media Center building with Keva Planks and Legos! K-2nd read the book The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf and built sturdy structures that the Big Bad Wolf (me) tried to blow down! Students added accessories such as a pool, garden, different ways to keep the wolf out, etc.
3rd Grade is participating in the NCAA Read to the Final Four Contest since the NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament will be held in Atlanta. Dolvin 3rd Graders are reading books on a digital platform called myON and are in 1st place in their bracket and we have 6 readers in the top 10! Keep Reading 3rd Graders, we are so proud of you!
4th and 5th Grade Students also used Keva Planks to build a tower based on the book Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut: the Story of Rapunzel, as told by Dame Gothel. Two students from each team also made a parachute and the group made up a story about who jumped off the tower and what happened to them. There were some very creative stories!
We had 12 students participate in the Fulton County Technology Competition! I will know the results on Friday and will post here if any of our students placed! Thanks for all of your hard work. Here are pictures of the students that I was able to catch at the competition.
Please help you students be 100% Accountable and have them check for overdue books in their classrooms, backpacks and at home and have them return them before break. Thanks!
November has been a super busy month in the Media Center! Today we celebrated reading with Thankful for Reading Day! We dressed up as chefs and read cooking themed books.
We had the Dolvin Technology Competition on November 19th and advanced 9 entries to the Fulton County Technology Competition to be held on Saturday, December 14th! Thanks for everyone who took part in this event and good luck to those moving on!
Our 3rd Graders are Reading to the Final Four and are currently in 1st Place! Good job, we are so thankful that you love to read!
Our Digital Citizenship Parent Meeting was a great success! Thanks to our Student Tech Team for showing parents many of the Digital Tools that we use at Dolvin! Also, thanks to the parents who attended!
We earned our Digital Citizenship Badge from Common Sense Media! Thanks to all of the homeroom teachers for educating our students about how to be a Digital Citizen!
Overdue book notices were sent out this week. Please help your student be 100% Accountable by looking for books over Thanksgiving Break!
We have been reading GA Picture Book Award Nominees in the Media Center! They are high quality picture books that connect to children, community and the curriculum. 3rd-5th grade will create book talks of their favorite picture book and K-2nd grade will conduct research on the book of their choice. Stay tuned for book talks and research projects! Click here for information about the Picture Book Award Nominees and here for information about the Children's Book Award Nominees.
We read the GA Picture Book Award Nominee, "Her Right Foot" by Dave Eggers, Illustrated by Shawn Harris. Students researched the Statue of Liberty on PebbleGo and shared what they learned by creating Word Clouds and sharing facts and drawings of the Statue of Liberty. Some classes used Keva Planks and Legos to make their own statues.
Current lessons in the Media Center will include Non Fiction Text Features and Exploring Fiction Genres. Stay tuned for photos!
Digital Citizenship Parent Information Meeting featuring the Student Tech Team is set for November 12th from 5:30-7:00pm. Click here for more information.
Dolvin Technology Competition is set for November 19th from 8:00-10:00 am. Students who win their category will represent our school at the Fulton County Technology Competition to be held at Centennial High School on Saturday, December 14th. Click here for more information
Thankful for Reading Day will be Friday, November 22nd. Students and teachers will dress up as their favorite book characters or in their favorite pajamas and celebrate reading!
Our News Splash Team wore purple to support Dolvin's Relay for Life Team!
Please help students remember to return their books on time, thanks!
We had a great Scholastic Book Fair! Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped make it possible! We will buy many books, bookmarks and makerspace items with our profits. You can buy books online all school year and profits will go to our school. Click here for access to our school store.
We had a great Author Visit on Thursday, September 19th! Carmen Agra Deedy, a local author, came to share her books and tell us stories! Click here for more information about the author. For an inspiring book about September 11th, read "14 Cows for America" by Carmen Deedy.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! The Public Librarian from Spruell-Oaks Public Library came to our Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday and signed some of our students up for library cards! The Public Library is an important resource for our community and I encourage you to visit and get a card! Click here for information about applying for a library card.
Welcome back to school! Mrs. Berkovich and I are excited to begin classes! Our theme for the Media Center, "Get Into the Act: READ" goes along with our school theme of "The Greatest School on Earth."
Upcoming Events in the Media Center: Our Scholastic Book Fair starts soon! We will have book fair preview for students beginning Tuesday, September 3rd-Friday, September 6th. Book Fair buying begins Friday, September 6th during the K-2 Ice Cream Social and continues until Thursday, September 12th at 5:00 pm. Please click here to see the Principal's Letter from Ms. Cook for more information!
We are also having an Author Visit on Thursday, September 19th! Carmen Agra Deedy, a local author, will come to share her books with us! More information will be coming soon! Click here for more information about the author.
We have had a great Summer Reading BOGO Book Fair! I hope you all were able to get some books for Summer Reading, as it is so important to read during the summer to prevent the Summer Slide.
On the Media Center Website, there are many summer reading resources.
Please help our students be 100% Accountable by helping them return their overdue library books! If your student has lost a library book, you can now pay for it online! Parents can use Fulton County School's Online School Payments at this address: https://osp.osmsinc.com/FultonGA/
On the screen that comes up, select Dolvin Elementary School and then Media Center Lost Book Fee.
We are having a BOGO Summer Reading Book Fair!
Dear Parents and Families:
Did you know that reading 20 minutes a day with your child is the best investment your family can make in their future? Research shows that children who read just 20 minutes per day score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests. Come to the BOGO Summer Reading Book Fair to stock up on the books your child will love reading and ignite your home reading habits.
Please mark your calendars to visit our BOGO Summer Reading Book Fair and discover your child’s next favorite book!
Save the date!
Book Fair dates: Monday, May 6th-Thursday, May 9th
Shopping hours: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Special activities: Family Night Wednesday, May 8th from 4:00-7:00 pm
Introducing Book Fair eWallet! Let your child shop the Fair cash-free with our NEW digital payment option. Learn more on our Book Fair homepage and get started creating an account:
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our BOGO Summer Reading Book Fair! Happy reading!
2nd-5th Grade Students have been busy programming Dash in the Media Center. Our first lesson focused on learning how to code Dash using the Blockly app, a drag and drop coding tool developed by Google. Students programmed Dash to drive on a grid to designated spots and added animations, sounds and lights. Our second lesson uses Dash Challenge Cards which bring coding to life through hands-on challenges.
K and 1st Grade Students researched Famous African American using PebbleGo to celebrate Black History Month. They shared what they learned by making Biography Pyramids. We will also use PebbleGo to learn about plants in the month of March and students will plant seeds in the Discovery Lab which will then be transferred to our school garden after Spring Break. I can't wait to see all of the pretty plants and flowers!
The 5th Grade BookTalk Club has been busy reading GA Children's Book Award Nominees and creating BookTalks to get others excited to read these excellent books! Click Here to see all of the BookTalks that have been created so far by the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade BookTalk Clubs!
Upcoming Events in the Media Center:
March 26th: A Digital Citizenship Parent Meeting will be held from 4:45-5:45 pm. Student members of the Tech Team will help present.
May 6th-9th: We will have a BOGO Scholastic Book Fair to promote Summer Reading!
Mrs. Thomas & Rhea
at the Fulton County
We had eight Dolvin students compete in the Fulton County Technology Competition and three students placed! Corinne will be going on to compete in the State Competition, congratulations to all who competed!
We are voting for our favorite 2018-2019 Georgia Picture Book and Children's Book Award Nominees in the Media Center and look forward to submitting our favorite books to the State Competition!
After voting, Mrs. Thomas is reading the Georgia Picture Book Award Nominee, After the Fall, How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again and students are participating in a Novel Engineering Lesson using Keva Planks and Legos. Next week we will start a lesson using Dash, and the students will learn how to code Dash using Blockly, a visual drag-and-drop programming tool developed by Google that allows children to snap together commands like puzzle pieces.
Thursday, February 28th we will celebrate Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss' Birthday. Students and staff will dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss Character and we will read our favorite Dr. Seuss books in the Media Center!
Thursday, February 28th is also a Digital Citizenship Parent Meeting from 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. in the Dolvin Media Center, followed by the 1st Grade Musical. I will present information from GOennounce “Where Students Start Their Positive Digital Footprint.”
February is African-American History Month and we have many books on display in the Media Center for students to check out.
Please help your students be 100% Accountable and help them bring their library books back on time and in good condition!
Media & Educational Technology Instructor