We celebrated Dr. Seuss's Birthday and Read Across America Day in the Media Center! It's so inspirational to see what students want to be when they grow up or where they want to go after reading Oh, The Places You'll Go!
March is Women's History Month and students have been using iPads to access a quiz provided by PebbleGo to see what famous woman from history they share interests with. Click here to access the quiz. We have been creating Biography Pyramids in 1st and 2nd grade and creating ChatterPix in 3rd and 4th grade. Click here for an example of a ChatterPix!
We are very excited about partnering with the Dolvin Discovery Lab to help K and 1st grade students learn about plants and planting! Right now classes are planting in the Discovery Lab and the plants are being stored in the Media Center windows where they can get plenty of light until we are ready to transplant them outdoors in the Children's Garden after Spring Break.
The new Georgia Picture Book and Children's Book Award Nominees are out! Click here for the lists!
Please help your students be 100% Accountable and return their library books!
Students have been reading, doing book talks and voting for their favorite 2017-2018 Georgia Picture Book and Children's Book Award Nominees.
One of our rules in the Media Center is to be 100% Accountable and "Return library books on time and in good condition!" Our library checkout period is for 2 weeks. We send overdue notices home approximately once a month and give overdue notices to teachers each time students come to the Media Center. Please help your students be 100% Accountable. Thank you!
Friday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's Birthday and Read Across America Day!
Saturday, March 10th we will have 2 teams participating in the State Technology Competition! Good Luck teams!
Our STEAM Day was a huge success! Thanks to all of the students and teachers who participated and helped, especially our Student Tech Team and Christina Rand from the Atlanta Fulton Public Library System!
We will be having a STEAM Day on Tuesday, January 30th! Christina Rand, the Youth Outreach Librarian from the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System will be bringing STEAM materials for us to use and we will also use many items from our grade level Maker Carts!
Students will be exploring STEAM stations in the Media Center, Discovery Lab, Commons and Outside Field! Our Awesome Dolvin Student Tech Team will be assisting in all areas!
Some of the STEAM materials we will be using include: Drones, Dot and Dash, Cubelets, Virtual Reality Headsets, Bloxels, Spheros, Osmo Kits, Ozobots, Circuit Scribes, Little Bits Kits, Code-A-Pillars, Rigamajig, 3D Pens, Makey makeys and Knex Kids.
We are looking forward to our STEAM Day and will post lots of pictures!
Congratulations to all of the 3rd-5th students who entered the Dolvin Technology Competition! School winners will advance to the 17th Annual Fulton County Schools Technology Competition that takes place Saturday, January 27th at Westlake High School. Good Luck to the following students!
Susmita Dhar: Digital Game Design
Melvin Chong and Kaidon Morgan: Animation
Samantha Ugalde: Graphic Design
Faith Anuebunwa and Samantha Mendez: Internet Applications
Nyah Ralkar: Mobile Applications
Jacob Deal: Robotics
J. Oliver Troisi: Video Productions
We had fun reading the 2017-2018 Georgia Picture Book Award Nominee, I Don't Want To Be A Frog and other books about frogs for Thankful for Reading Day!
3rd-5th Grade Students can enter the Dolvin Technology Competition, which takes place on Tuesday, January 9th! Work on it over the Holiday Break! Click on the link for more information!
Students are learning how to find books in the library. 3rd-5th grade students are making videos about how to use the library based on the Georgia Picture Book Award Nominee, Lion Lessons: From Awkward Cub to Awesome Lion in Seven Easy Steps! The lesson is called Library Lessons: From Library Novice to Library Expert in Seven Easy Steps! Click here to see what they have learned.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students have been learning about
Non Fiction text features.
The 4th and 5th Grade Book Talk Clubs are reading Georgia Children's Book Award Nominees and are posting Book Reviews and Recording Book Talks!
We are getting in the Holiday Spirit on the Dolvin News Splash and in the Media Center! Remember to return or renew your books before the Holiday Break and if you have misplaced your books, look for them over the holidays! Have a fabulous Break!
K-2nd grade had an author visit on Wednesday, November 8th. The author, Patrice McLaurin discussed her book, Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? She inspired creative thought in our students and discussed how to be an author!
3rd-5th grade students have been reading the 2017-2018 Georgia Picturebook Award Nominees and creating Book Talks about their favorite! Click the link to see their awesome Book Talks! All students will vote for their favorite later in the year to determine the statewide winner!
We have been adding new books and Ebooks to our collection. To access Ebooks, students login to MackinVia with their student # and birthdate. Checkout the Media Center Webpage to login. New books from Scholastic will be here soon! Thanks for supporting the Book Fair!
K-2nd will have an author visit on Wednesday, November 8th! Local Author, Patrice McLaurin, will enlighten our students with her book, Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? We are reading the book in the Media Center and learning about African American Inventors. We are also brainstorming about inventions that would make life easier, safer, or more fun!
A 4th & 5th Grade Book Talk Club will be starting in the Media Center! We will be reading the 2017-2018 GA Children's Book Award Nominees and creating Book Talks. If your student is interested, you can fill out the form and turn it in to their teacher. Click the link for more information!
Please help your student be 100% Accountable and encourage them to bring any overdue library books back!
Upcoming Events: Thankful for Reading Day is Friday, November 17th! We will be dressing up as our favorite book character and reading some of the Georgia Picture Book Award Nominees!
We would like to thank our volunteers for helping us in the library this school year! They helped us with shelving books, assisting students and being awesome! Terry Blaiss, Jenny Brackstone, Becky Russell, Stephanie Schlosser and Leah Wojewoda.
Mrs. Berkovich and I want to thank our volunteers who have helped us this year with shelving books, helping students and being awesome! Terry Blaiss, Jenny Brackstone, Becky Russell, Stephanie Schlosser and Leah Wojewoda.