Students who love the media center decided to make a movie for Library Month! They did a fantastic job! I am so proud of all of you. :) Mrs. Boston
Have you ever wondered how big the universe is? Maybe you've wondered how big Texas is in comparison to Pluto? Or how big an atom is compared to a microscopic organism. This infographic from Number Sleuth is intended to show you the size of the universe (and the things in it) by letting you to scroll down from the very largest known thing (the observable universe at the top) down to the very smallest thing (the hydrogen atom's proton nucleus) and see how different sized things in our universe compare to each other. Each row in this infographic represents a "level" and the blue funnel represents you zooming from one level to the next, going from larger to smaller.
With an Atlanta Public Library Library card you can access all the resources below:
GALIELO password for AFPL Resources @ http://libgateway.com/site/afpls/eresearch/rengine
Resources such as:
African-American History Online
People, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history more »
eBooks on OverDrive (popular ebooks)
Downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, viewable videos, and more more »
Biography in Context (Gale)
Nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography more »
BookFlix (for PreK-3rd)
Read-along ebooks more »
Chelsea House Biographies Online
Chelsea House Biographies Online contains full-length biographies from Chelsea House. more »
Curriculum Resource Center
Easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans for high school and junior college more »
Gale Literature Resource Center
Literature, biographies, bibliographies, criticism more »
afpl: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Old password : poster
New password : quiet
WILL BE changed: 01/05/2016
This password will be valid until 05/20/2016.
Students who participated in the Summer Reading Program at the Atlanta Public Library over the Summer were invited to a special celebration in the Media Center with Mrs. Boston's favorite magician Tommy Johns!
Tommy Johns delighted the children with his incredible 45 minute magic show centered around Reading! He calls on the children to come up and participate in many of his magic tricks! He has some great puppets that also participate in the show!
I hope that more children will participate in the Atlanta Public Reading program this coming Summer. All the children need to do is pick up their Summer Reading Program reading log between June 1-August 1 at any Atlanta Public Library, read 10 picture books or 5 chapter books, record the titles on the reading log, take it back to the Public Library before August 1st and get their Certificate of Completion. The bring the Certificate of Completion to Mrs. Boston in the Media Center when they return to school in the Fall and they will be invited to the Summer Reading Celebration!!
Watch for details about the Summer Reading Program at the end of the year!
Every year I ask students to vote for their favorite author as part of the "Milner Award Program" and this year the students voted for .....
Mo is best know for his characters Knuffle Bunny, The Pigeon, andElephant and Piggie and his work as a writer and animator for PBS'sSesame Street.
Every year schools that participate by voting for their favorite author are invited to see the author speak and receive their award. This year I choose to take our first graders since they really love his books!
We had a great time seeing Mo Willems, hearing him read a couple of books, accept his award, and getting a pigeon drawing lesson.
I felt honored to be invited to a special luncheon afterwards by the family of Vera Milner!!
We are currently voting for our favorite author for next year's celebration.
Discovery Education (DE) is an incredible resource paid for by the State of Georgia – a great example of your tax dollars at work! Students can access hundreds of videos on just about any topic they are learning or interested about. Videos range in levels from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
Videos can be searched for in a number of different ways: by topic, standard, grade level, etc. The site also has a host of other resources including encyclopedia articles, songs, images, etc.
One way we have been using Discovery Education in our library lessons is introducing students to the Board Builder feature. This feature allows students to create electronic digital posters inserting video clips into their posters. Students are asked to watch the video clips and then paraphrase what they learned. They can type their summary into text boxes next to each video clip. Students are reminded not to write word for word what they hear on the videos but to put the information into their own words.
There is also a feature where the children can decorate their Electronic Posters which they absolutely love! Many children wanted to work on their boards at home and in their free time! Discovery Education can be accessed through "My Backpack".
When their Boards are complete they can send them to their teachers' accounts electronically!
This past Summer (2015) the Media Center got a make-over!
Tara Harris had been volunteering in the media center with Mrs. Boston during the 2014-15 school year. When the new building was completed and Mrs. Boston found out that Tara was a decorator she asked Tara for some decorating ideas.
Tara asked a few questions and came back with a design board with all her incredible ideas. Mrs. Boston loved all the ideas but was wondering how it was going to happen financially. A month or so after that first design meeting Mrs. Boston got an email from Tara Harris and Brian Eastman saying they were going to donate $1,000 to the project and Brain’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Eastman would match that donation to complete the project!
Tara got right to work hiring painters and went shopping for all the fun tables, chairs, stools, tents, signs, frames, and puppets. They painted chalkboard walls, accent walls, turned pillars into palm trees, plain walls into educational galleries with historic documents and heroes, famous paintings, and replicas! Gavyn Eastman even donated some of his own stuffed animals that hang from the trees.
Everyone that walks into the media center feels the affect of this generous donation!
Thank you Tara, Brian and Mr. & Mrs. Eastman! We love our newly decorated Media Center!! Summer 2015
Every Student in Georgia Has Access to 8,000 Free Books this Summer!
Fifth graders worked stacking Oreo cookies for a global project put on by "Projects by Jen" out of California. This is the 15th year for the project where kids stack Oreo cookies to find the class average. We also worked at finding the mode, median, and range.