CCSD Supports Get Georgia Reading Campaign

CCSD Supports Get Georgia Reading Campaign

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Get Georgia Reading Campaign partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that families can access 24 hours a day – every day – through Aug. 31.  Last summer, children throughout the state read 248,901 books and spent 55,831 hours reading.  This year, the Campaign is challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 250,000 books and spending over 60,000 hours reading.  More info: http://getgeorgiareading.org/2017/05/03/summer-for-georgia-readers-begins-today/


CCSD Hosting Open House for Reviewing English Language Arts Instructional Resources Options

The Cherokee County School District is hosting an open house for stakeholders to review possible new English Language Arts instructional resources for Grades K-5.

The event, which is open to teachers, parents and other stakeholders, is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, through Thursday, Dec. 15, in Room H21 at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton.

CCSD Educational Programs staff will be onsite to answer questions, and there will be evaluation and comment opportunities.

Resources on display will include:

Reading Writing Phonics
Guided Reading with Bookrooms and/or Classroom Libraries Units of Study—Lucy Calkins Fundations
Benchmark Advance Benchmark Advance X
Scholastic X X

 


CCSD Celebrating Read for the Record Day on Thursday, Oct. 27

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Susan McCarthy, center, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programs, Student Support, Accountability & Professional Development, celebrates the successful filming with Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy students in the classes of Beth Cornelison and Denise Cloer. Media Specialist Stephanie Gauthia, right, assisted with the project.

The Cherokee County School District is joining in the celebration of Read for the Record Day, a national event to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood education and literacy, on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Each year, Jumpstart (http://www.jstart.org/) selects one children’s book it encourages classes and families nationwide to read together in an effort to break the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.  This year’s book, “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” by Julia Sarcone-Roach, is a classic tale of a bear’s epic journey and the mystery surrounding one delicious sandwich.

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Susan McCarthy, CCSD’s Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programs, Student Support, Accountability & Professional Development, reads to students for the video.

The School District has continued the tradition of preparing a “Reading Rainbow”-style video for teachers to considering using in their classrooms if they don’t have special events such as guest readers planned.  This year’s CCSD video features Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programs, Student Support, Accountability & Professional Development Susan McCarthy reading “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” at Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy to the classes of Beth Cornelison and Denise Cloer.

The video project was made possible through the work of CCSD Facilitator for Enterprise Field Services Chris Saxon, Holly Springs ES STEM Academy Media Specialist Stephanie Gauthia and Penny Dempsey of CCSD’s Division of Public Information.

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CCSD Facilitator for Enterprise Field Services Chris Saxon films Ms. McCarthy for the video.


Free Resources for Summer Reading

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Summer Reading Resources:

  • Summer Reading Program at Sequoyah Regional Libraries (Cherokee County): http://sequoyahregionallibrary.org/
  • Students can visit summerreading.gadoe.org to log the books they read this summer with the State Department of Education, which will keep track of books read and recognize winning students, schools, and districts.
  • For those who have access to a digital device, students also have access to more than 10,000 free e-books all summer, thanks to a partnership between myON and Get Georgia Reading. Visit getgeorgiareading.org/ for directions on how to access these books.

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