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The Constellation – May 2020
Published by Beverly McClellan on May 1, 2020

MAY 2020                                                                                           The Constellation Newsletter

Volume 12, Issue 9

The Constellation:

An Assemblage, Collection or Gathering of a Splendid, Radiant or Excellent Sort


Please remember that the FEES Family has free access to electronic books (ebooks).
We have:
Multi-user ebooks across all reading levels, both fiction & nonfiction–Instant Access!
The use of these free eBooks will be available through 6/30/2020. Ferguson-Easley Elementary School Mascot/All-Star

How To Access the FREE ebooks:
If you would like to take advantage of this offer, simply go to the FREE eBooks link and enter the following credentials:
User Name: keepreading | Password: sebco | ID#: 1
Go to this link and the ID# is 1:
(PLEASE NOTE: Our students need to only view K-5 grade books at this site.)
Having access to a diverse collection of resources in the media center is a more effective way of getting students to learn. Having adequate resources, fiction and nonfiction books on a wide range of reading levels, and books on a variety of subjects are strategies to encourage students to build long-term knowledge.

Michelle Obama Reads Aloud Two More Times

Michelle Obama said in a statement to Publishers Weekly, “As a little kid, I loved to read aloud. And when I became a parent, I found such joy in sharing the magic of storytelling with my own children—and then later, as First Lady, with kids everywhere. At this time when so many families are under so much stress, I’m excited to give kids a chance to practice their reading and hear some wonderful stories.”
The program, which is in support of Penguin Random House’s new “Read Together, Be Together” campaign and PBS Kids’s “Read-Along” initiative, will also include literacy activities, tips, and resources for each of the books featured on “Mondays with Michelle Obama.”
The schedule is as follows:                                                           Photograph of Michelle Obama
• May 4 at noon: Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
• May 11 at noon: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle




One of the strategies that the media coordinator uses to make students feel good about life is to incorporate the arts into education. We promote various kinds of music. Plus, we let you know when our very own arts teacher has become an author. Contact Mrs. Patrick to find out more about the book she has authored (


The media coordinator, Ms. McClellan, collaborated with each faculty member on plans for incorporating media resources in lessons.

There were opportunities for students to read both fiction and nonfiction books electronically by reading EBOOKS.

Mrs. Melvin shown using online resourcesAnother online site can be used without having to download. Young visitors to this site (PLAYALLFREEONLINEGAMES.COM) are recommended to visit only with parents/guardians/educators.

If you would like, visit:

This site makes reading and learning fun.

The media coordinator collaborated with people from the: Cumberland County Association of Educators; North Carolina Association of Educators; and the National Education Association. Resources from these advocates were shared with the FEES faculty and staff.

The media coordinator collaborated with a member of the Media Advisory Committee (MAC), Ms. Snells, (from PTO) to continue building and coordinating a strong media program. The MAC also continued to discuss efforts to inspire and advise the FEES Family by using The Constellation, a media newsletter, and the FEES website (