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!