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Time for Kids is a periodical.  Time for Kids is a division magazine of Time magazine that is produced especially for children. It contains some national news, a “Cartoon of the Week”, and other educational features.  This magazine provides:
age-appropriate stories kids are excited about; information just for kids that explains the world around them;
journalism that teaches news literacy; and instructional materials that are aligned to Common Core and state standards.

For the complete 2020 TIME for Kids virtual library, visit time.com/tfk-free. It’s available for free for the rest of this school year.

The free digital library is available now for all grades and great for students, parents/guardians, and educators (https://www.timeforkids.com/).  

Image of magazine cover outlined in red with caption of Time for Kids Thank you teacher TFK asked accomplished men and women to write about a teacher who inspired them

 

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Published by Beverly McClellan on May 1, 2020

        


 
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ACCELERATE ACCELERATE, WITH A BOOK I HAVE A DATE!
READING IS MY OPTIMUM FATE.
KNOWLEDGE IS THE OPENED GATE.
WITH LEARNING THERE IS NO NEED TO WAIT.
BELIEVE ME, TO GET SMARTER IT IS NEVER TOO LATE.
by Ms. McClellan, media coordinator
 
 
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Published by Beverly McClellan on May 1, 2020

        


Some may remember Hurricane Florence, the disaster that hit North Carolina during 2018.  You may also remember Hurricane Dorian and other 2019 storms. One thing for sure, it is always good to be prepared for any upcoming disaster. 

Cumberland County is a military community and here are some of the quick reminders from the Military Times ( www.militaryonesource.mil/emergency-contacts-for-disasters-evacuations) to prepare all citizens from the wrath of disasters. 

GET READY NOW


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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

THANK YOU FOR READING BOOKS ELECTRONICALLY

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:
library.esebco.com/site/viewer
(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

 

 

ARTS IN EDUCATION

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 (jillpatrick@ccs.k12.nc.us).

ALL-STAR COLLABORATIONS

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:
https://playallfreeonlinegames.com/games/free-kids-games-online-without-downloading/

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 (fees.ccs.k12.nc.us).

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Published by Beverly McClellan on May 1, 2020

        


Let’s Keep Reading!!!

We can protect our time away from school by reading, learning and enjoying what we have read and learned. Use the  resources below for your reading and learning pleasure.

Image of Tumble Book Library logo with multiple colors and a blue book character on the sidewww.TumbleBookLibrary.com  

K-6 children’s ebook database

Direct Link:

 

https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
Username: tumble735
Password: books


TumbleMath logo in multiple colors with a blue book character next to itwww.TumbleMath.com

K-6 math ebook database

Direct Link:

 

 https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6


AudioBookCloud  with an open book sitting on a cloud and an internet signal sign above itwww.AudioBookCloud.com

This site is an ALL ages audiobook database, however, the direct link below provides direct access to the children’s section. 

Direct Link:

http://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6&categoryID=33
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 30, 2020

        


Graphic of Vector May 2020 calendar
Throughout the month of May celebrate the following observances:
 
  • School Lunch Hero Day (May 1)
  • National School Principals’ Day (May 1)
  • National Space Day (May 2)
  • National Teacher Day (May 5)
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8)
  • Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week (May 4-8)
  • National School Nurse Day (May 6) 
  • National Nurses Week (May 6-12) & National Nurses Month
  • Custodial Appreciation Week (May 11-15)
  • National Educational Bosses’ Week (May 18-22)
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • National Get Caught Reading Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • International Drum Month
  • National Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Strawberry Month
  • Better Speech and Language Month
  • National Bike Month
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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 30, 2020

        


Please remember that the FEES Family has free access to SEBCO’s electronic books (ebooks).

SEBCO has:
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 for members of the FEES Family.

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:

library.esebco.com/site/viewerEdmentum cartoon image of open book with various reading genres


(PLEASE NOTE:  Our students need to only view K-5 grade books at this site.)

 

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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 13, 2020

        


 

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By executive order of our governor, public schools across North Carolina are closed due to COVID-19 through the end of this school year. To address these closings, UNC-TV and the NC Department of Public Instruction are partnering to support school-age children learning at home by providing free, curriculum-informed, over-the-air content that is widely accessible to students—especially those with limited or no internet access (for more information phone: 919-549-7000).

Watch Rootle Online Anytime!   ( https://www.unctv.org/watch/channels/rootle/)PBS graphic
Watch Rootle, your 24/7 PBS KIDS destination for wholesome, educational and entertaining content for children ages two to eight.  Additionally, each weekday, two blocks of programs on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Channel will serve students: fourth through eighth grade, from 8 AM-1 PM, and ninth through twelfth grade, from 1-6 PM.  These educational program blocks are available on the North Carolina Channel, available statewide for free over-the-air, through cable providers and streamed online here. Specific details can be found at:  https://www.unctv.org/unctv-at-home-learning/ At-Home Learning graphic


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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 1, 2020