A very worthy cause very near and dear to my heart is the Coweta FERST Foundation. Many of your children may have benefited from this foundation before they started school. The Coweta FERST Foundation is a non-profit public foundation whose mission is to “provide books for local communities to prepare all Georgia preschool children for reading and learning success.” The books are mailed each month to registered children in Coweta County from birth to age five. Money to pay for these books must be raised by the Coweta County Ferst Team who are all volunteers.
Ferst Foundation is involving Coweta County Schools in a coin drive to help raise money for these wonderful books. Some of the children may have younger brothers or sisters who are now receiving the books which are mailed at no cost to the preschooler.
Please consider sending any donation to help us with our coin drive. We only have until Wednesday, September 28th!
TUESDAY, September 27th we are having a Read-a-thon! If you bring $2.00 to donate to Ferst Foundation, you may bring a blanket to snuggle with during reading time! All of the money goes directly to Ferst Foundation for books for kids!
TEACHERS! You may purchase jean stickers for $5.00!
It takes me forever to get the library back together after a book fair. Yesterday in between helping people I did a variety of things - mostly so I wouldn't kill my back!
One thing is that I started labeling shelves. I have ordered some book stops for the shelves but they aren't here yet. Meanwhile I have a TON of labels left over from last year's reorganization. I don't have many but thought this could help kids find books since they can't seem to find them by looking at spine labels. Seriously can't find that white label! Ahhhhh!
I don't know how long they will last but here's an ATTEMPT at helping the kids!
...in other news...eBOOKS!
In other news... We FINALLY have Destiny Shelf in operation. Since I purchased some awesome books at the end of the last school year, we now actually have a collection of eBooks. To search for eBooks on Destiny do the following.
NOW... for the REAL time consumer! Dr. Susan Mullins donated the paint AND her time to paint the walls. We just finished touching up and we're letting it sit before taking the tape off the wall. It is soooo bright and cheery! We came up with this idea several years ago and just never did it. This will save us from handing paper ALL OVER this hallway. Now we (ummmm Mary Elizabeth Vaughn) can decorate without it taking 2 days to put up that background paper. Thank you Dr. Dye for allowing us to do this. Now we thing that each grade level should have a color so that it's all kinds of pretty soothing colors down the hallways instead of Coweta Cream!
Saturday morning we hit the town. We checked out all of the booths that had cool looking stuff and then we started meeting authors. There were a lot of authors at this festival. We especially loved the children's books authors.
Now for some of the pictures of Jeffery with a few of the authors he was anxious to meet!
My name is Mary Dean. I have been a library media specialist since 2007. I have taught Pre-K, 1st and 2nd grades. I was also an Instructional Technology Specialist and worked with all grade levels as well as teachers.