The first ever Flat Shoals Poetry Cafe was a snapping success! Special thanks to all the specialists in our building that assisted Ms. Falker (ELA Academic Coach) and I with this project. The students enjoyed sharing original and famous poems with the Flat Shoals school community.
The Math Club hosted our first ever Math Carnival! I sponsored a booth called Shelve It! Students had to shelve the books in numerical order. Our younger students ordered whole numbers and our older students ordered decimals. It was a hit and the carnival as a whole was a huge success!
Our 2nd grade Battle of the Books took place on March 6th. Our 2nd graders have been reading books from the list of nominated books for the Georgia Children's Book Awards all year long. And now the time had come for them to showcase how much they knew about the books, reading bowl style! Congratulations to Ms. Starks-Terry's class for winning the Battle of the Books. It is my hope (and my goal with this event) that these students will go on to participate in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl as 4th and 5th graders!
It's that time of year again! Flat Shoals shows off their favorite book characters on Book Character Dress Up Day!
The first week of school has been a success! Our teachers and students have begun library orientations and started checking out books. A special thanks to our custodian, Mr. Creamer for helping me get ready this summer by updating our circulation desk. Library Makeover is starting to roll. Consider donating to update our furniture by clicking the link below.
Furniture Upgrade Project
This year has been a whirlwind! It is my hope to keep everyone better informed of our media center moments next school year. There are so many great programs in our library and I want to make sure I share them with you all. Here's a quick look back on what we've done this past school year!
Battle of the Books
Pajama Program with the Reading Center of Atlanta
Book Give Away at Bethune MS
Our very first AR Challenge was a great success! Flat Shoals teachers and students fully embraced our theme, Wild About Reading! Our focus texts were Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg and The Jungle Grapevine by Alex Beard. Students worked hard to get a score of 100% on the AR quizzes for these books. Our teachers dressed in their best jungle attire or as a jungle animal to encourage our wild readers.
This year, I will be hard at work trying to secure resources to update our library media center. Libraries of the future must be able to meet the needs of our students and old, clunky furniture not conducive to creating a learning commons for various groups of students. The picture below serve as inspiration for what I'd like to see. Soft, flexible seating. Wall murals. Mobile tables and so much more. If you have any ideas or access to resources, please share it with me!
This week, schools all over the country participated in the Hour of Code and Flat Shoals was no exception. Our kids circulated in and out of the media center, trying our the various coding tutorials on code.org. It was great fun for all that participated!
In an effort to promote wide reading, Flat Shoals encourages families to support their local public library and get a Dekalb County Public Library Cards. A special thanks to our local librarians at the Flat Shoals Public Library for coming out and giving out library cards on the spot!