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,
More than 50 summer readers enjoyed a Friday afternoon ice cream party in the media center. Each boy or girl received a free book of their choice, a special book mark, a certificate, and a very special "scratch 'n' sniff" bookmark. Our school logged over 36,000 minutes reading this summer!
We have over 550 digital resources that you can access from home, day care, vacation, or anywhere else in the world with internet access! Cobb Digital Library is a library just like you find at school. There are over 65 databases for research and fun, and there are over 461 eBooks! Take some time to login and explore!
To log on and bookmark, navigate to:
download the “mackinvia” app from your device app store.
The USER ID and PASSWORD
USER ID = your student I.D. (library number)
PASSWORD = read
If prompted for login information when opening an ebook, use your student I.D. and read.
If prompted for login information for BrainPop (download the app if the link doesn’t work through MackinVia).
USERNAME = parkpanther
PASSWORD = pride
Have you checked out a book yet? It's that time! Every class at Sedalia Park is visiting the media center for orientation. You will not be surprised to learn that our boys and girls are very smart. They are already checking in and out their books, remembering their student numbers, using the shelf markers, and generally being good Park Panther citizens.
Boys and girls, keep logging your reading minutes! Summer reading will not end until Labor Day. You still have lots of opportunity to log more and more minutes. Help us break the record!