Summer is just around the corner and the public library has lots of fun activities planned. First, don’t forget to pick up your free library card. You can check out lots of books to enjoy during those long vacation car rides. The Fulton County Public Libraries are starting their reading program June 1st! It’s easy to get some fun prizes for reading during the summer! Just register on the website linked below.
Here is a list of free activities going on for elementary school aged children at the Sandy Springs Library:
Fulton County Schools have also put out their summer reading lists/resources:
Come to the media center 8am-2pm May 11th-May 18th (fair closes on Friday at 11am). This book fair is buy one, get another book that is the same price for free! It's the perfect opportunity to get some books for summer reading!
The third grade had fun learning about fractured fairy tales. They made their own on the iPad app Toontastic! Such Fun!
The kindergarten loved learning about St. Patrick's Day traditions by reading books and looking on the internet. We then colored by numbers and made our own leprechaun picture.
PS- Bedtime Stories was super fun! Remember it happens every month and the kids love to come and hear books read by their teachers. They can wear their PJs and bring a blanket. Look for info on Class Dojo. Ms. Correa does a wonderful job!
2nd grade is learning how to use the online encyclopedia. They can use all kinds of resources for research!
This is our second year participating in Hour of Code. It is a week (or two) of exposing students to the world of coding with fun activities! I explain coding to the students as “talking” to the computer and giving it directions. Computer science is a growing field and some of our hawks may choose to become a computer programmer in the future! The students get to code/program a mouse for the younger grades and characters in a game for the older grades. Learning to code can help students collaborate to find code problems (debugging). It strengthens their teamwork skills when they have to find a way to make a code that solves the overall goal. If they want to complete the games at home, just go to the section of my the website that says “Hour of Code”. PS- It’s fun for adults too!
M.E.T.I. - Media and Educational Technology Instructor