Boys and girls are learning not to judge a book by it's cover. We are COLLABORATING, CREATING, and COMMUNICATING to find books to keep us turning the page during our summer break.
New tables ... ON CASTERS! ... and new chairs, with some wiggle-ability, have finally arrived and we're so excited. Did you notice the new soft seating? It's just the right place to take a minute to discover your "just right" book.
Our boys and girls had a grand time celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. We began the day singing "Happy Birthday" across the entire school, we played Green Egg Estimating (5 huge green eggs filled with sweet treats) and Silent Seuss Trivia on the interactive white boards. Estimates and answers to trivia inundated the learning commons all day long! We ended the day awarding prizes to Suess loving readers. Five lucky estimators took home the green eggs and four lucky classrooms won books for every student.
What a great way to celebrate reading!
Our boys and girls, kindergarten through 5th grade, are sharing their learning experience in our Learning Commons. We've exploring Dash and Dot, Osmo, learning to code with The Foos.
Our boys and girls enjoyed their experience at this year's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. We competed along with 30 Cobb County elementary schools on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Many on our team began reading the 17 selections last summer and came back to school this fall ready to share and compare! Soon we'll start looking for next year's reading bowl members. Are you interested?
Say “good-bye” to our media center and
“hello” Learning Commons!
You might ask … What is a Learning Commons? Are the books going away?
A Learning Commons is simply a collaborative physical and virtual environment that invites and ignites participatory learning and active discovery. Yes, our books - both print and digital - will remain a large part of the program.
The Learning Commons transition includes, but it not limited to:
By making deliberate, planned space conversions, both physical and virtual, we hope to encourage:
Our transition will not happen overnight. There will be many starts, stops and missteps along the way. We’ll learn as we grow and grow through learning.
We hope you will support this journey!
You can learn more here:
The Media Center has been a little otherworldly this week. Ms. Willingham, Academic Coach, is helping our kindergartners explore the night sky. They are learning about day and night, hot and cold, the sun, moon, stars and planets.
Our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition is right around the corner. On January 14, our boys and girls will compete against other elementary schools in Cobb County. To gain experience and rid the "pre-game jitters", we hosted a mock reading bowl for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Our team performed outstandingly! Please send us good wishes as we prepare for the upcoming challenge!
CARMEN AGRA DEEDY
is coming to Sedalia Park!
AWARD WINNING and BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
will entertain and educate us at
Family Reading Night
November 1, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Ms. Deedy and her books have been recipients of many awards.
Here are just a few:
Parents’ Choice Gold Award
Notable Children’s Book
Best Books for Kids (multicultural category)
Best Children’s Books of the Year
Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award
Black-Eyed Susan Book
Bluestem Book Award
Comstock Book Award
E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor
Notable Books for a Global Society
Parents’ Choice Gold Award
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards
Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
E. B. White Award
Georgia Children’s Picture Storybook Award
International Latino Book Awards
Pura Belpre Medal
Storytelling World Resource Award
Notable Children’s Recordings
The Yellow Star
ABC Children’s Booksellers’ Choices
Best Bets for the Classroom
Children’s Media Award
Living the Dream Children’s Book
Mark your calendar!
You will NOT want to miss this fun evening of warmth and laughs!
It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet a beloved,