Mrs. Sue Thomas
Dolvin Media Center
Mrs. Berkovich and I had so much fun reading and dressing up as Ada Twist, Scientist and Rosie Revere, Engineer on Thankful for Reading Day! These books by Andrea Beaty, spotlight the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math). Ada Twist Scientist is a 2018-2019 Georgia Picture Book Award Nominee!
3rd-5th Grade Students played a Breakout Edu game in the Media Center. They used the online catalog, Destiny, to find books in the Media Center and solved clues that led to the combination of a lock. They learned about the Dewey Decimal System, call numbers, the different areas of the Media Center and how to work as a team!
The Media Center Maker Space is ready! This month we will feature lessons using Ozobot, Sphero SPRK+ and K'NEX . Ozobot is a robot that teaches kids basic programming, as you simply train the robots to follow patterns on the surfaces that they roll over. Ozobot can identify lines, colors, and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as paper. Sphero SPRK+is designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, which fosters a love of robotics, coding, and STEAM principles through play. K'NEX Education is the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) with a child's curiosity and creativity.
Calling all 3rd-5th grade tech savvy Dolphins...Enter the Technology Competition! Our Dolvin competition will take place in the Media Center on Wednesday, December 12th at 8:00 am. School winners will advance to the 18th Annual Fulton County Schools Technology Competition, Saturday, January 26th at Centennial High School!
We have two upcoming author visits in January! For K-2nd grade, we have local Johns Creek author, Sherry Ellis, coming to discuss her books. We will have order forms for autographed books out soon. For 3rd-5th grade, we have a 2018-2019 Georgia Children's Book Award Nominated author, Deron Hicks, coming to discuss his book, The Van Gogh Deception.
If your student has overdue library books, please have them be 100% Responsible and return or replace them!
Mrs. Sue Thomas
Dolvin Media Center
We have been busy in the Media Center reading the 2018-2019 Georgia Picture Book Award Nominees. 3rd-5th graders chose a favorite book and then created a BookTalk about that book. They used the iPad app, Videolicious to record their BookTalks and uploaded them to Seesaw. We will also be watching a BookTalk every Thursday morning on the Dolvin NewsSplash. Click here for a Google Slideshow full of student BookTalks! They really enjoy reading these high-quality picture books!
This week 3rd-5th graders will begin a Breakout Edu game where they find clues which will help them find books in the library. They will answer clues that will enable them to unlock their team's lock. This is a great team-building game that also teaches them how to use the Online Catalog, Destiny, to find books in the library. Stay tuned for pictures to see if they were able to Breakout!
This week, K-2nd Graders will focus on the GA Picture Book Award Nominee book, Ada Twist, Scientist. We will use Wonderopolis and PebbleGo to find answers to things they wonder about.
Students were given overdue book notices last week. Please help your student be 100% Accountable and ask them if they have any overdue library books. We have a 2 week check-out policy and they can renew their book if it is not in high demand.
Thankful for Reading Day will take place on Friday, November 16th. Our school will be celebrating books all day and will have guest readers. Students and staff are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character!
Mrs. Sue Thomas
Dolvin Media Specialist
Thanks to everyone for a very successful Scholastic Book Fair! We purchased books from the fair and will be placing a large order for new books, a MakerSpace cart, and bookmarks! Also a big thank you to all of our volunteers who help make special events like the book fair happen!
There is a 2 week check out in the Media Center. One of the rules in the Media Center is to be 100% Accountable and return your books on time. I want to give a shout out to classes who had 100% book return and no overdue books! Ms. Jackson's Kindergarten Class, Ms. Anderson's and Ms. Keller's 1st Grade Classes, All 2nd Grade Classes, and Ms. Fletcher's 3rd Grade Class! Overdue lists were sent to classrooms today, please be on the lookout and help your student be 100% and bring their library books back!
Please participate in this Digital Citizenship Parent Workshop entitled Parenting Digital Natives. This workshop will help you understand who digital natives are, give you statistics and surveys, discuss parent guidelines and identify tips to use when raising a digital native.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be here September 4th-14th! We will have class previews Tuesday, September 4th-7th and will be open for buying during the K-2 Ice Cream Social on Friday, September 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm. We will have class buying times for the week of Monday, September 10th-14th. We will be open until 5pm on Thursday, September 13th and will will close at 11:30 am on Friday, September 14th. See our Scholastic Book Fair webpage for times and to shop our online book fair!
K & 1 are planting and learning about plants. They made bookmarks about what they want to plant in their garden! Here are some pictures of their plants sprouting in the Media Center.
Students have been reading, doing book talks and voting for their favorite 2017-2018 Georgia Picture Book and Children's Book Award Nominees.
So far the winners for our school are: I Don't Want to be a Frog, by Dev Petty, illustrated by Mike Boldt and What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein.
Please click on the link to see a complete list of the books and stay tuned for the state winners!
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!
Media & Educational Technology Instructor