Welcome to Irwin County Elementary School!
Kindergartners Publish Book
- Published on May 10, 2016
2016 Get Georgia Reading
- Published on April 22, 2016
Summer reading in Georgia starts...now! Free access to tons of books, spanning genres, languages, audience age ranges you can access 24 hours a day – every day – through Aug. 31.
You can search from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles. It’s like having your own personal library right at your fingertips.
Ready, Set, Read
During 2015, kids throughout the state read 103,636 books and spent 60,719 hours reading from mid-April through August.
“This year, we’re challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 200,000 books and spending over 100,000 hours reading,” said Get Georgia Reading Campaign Director Arianne Weldon. “We want you to light up your community on our heat map.”
Here’s how you can get reading, right now:
To login, go to myON.com and click the red Log in now button.
Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Note: Do not cut and paste. Start typing "Get Georgia" and select the school from the drop down menu when it appears.
Click the Sign in button, select a book, and start reading.
For more information, visit Get Georgia Reading.
iPads in Music Class
- Published on February 23, 2016
Hodnett uses the iPads as a teaching tool in many different ways. Her students can take interactive quizzes on music topics through a program called Kahoot, with their answers automatically posting on the board in a real-time trivia contest. Students compete to see who can reach the top of the leader board and receive prizes for their musical knowledge. Students in every grade use the Kahoot program.
Mrs. Hodnett uses a program called Quaver throughout her music instruction. Quaver is a performer who teaches children about music, interacts with children at each participating school in multiple ways, and provides an app and web tools for children to learn about music and even create their own sheet music. Quaver even Skypes with students and answers their questions. In the past, Hodnett had to put Quaver’s tools on the board and call the children up individually, but now each child has access to the program at the same time via the Quaver app on the iPad.
If any time is left in the class period after the group musical instruction, students may use their iPads to complete assigned tasks or play musical games. Every single app on the student iPads was downloaded for free and is music-related. Students can help play classical music, identify musical notes, or watch pianists play complex pieces.
Mrs. Hodnett sees great potential for her iPads as a classroom tool, saying, “I am glad to have another way to show students that everyone has their own special musical gifts. In the world of music, there is a place for everyone. The students and I are so grateful for this new tool.”
Coming February 22 to Our School!
- Published on February 12, 2016
Because our school participates in the Community Eligibility Program (all students may eat breakfast and lunch free of charge) we are thrilled to be able to offer this exciting option to students who choose to bring their lunch from home. Introducing: LUNCHBOX BUDDIES!
This lunch option will consist of:
- 4 oz. yogurt
- 1 oz. cheese stick
- Individual bag of grain based chips
- Their choice of fruit or vegetable
- Choice of milk (not required)
The Lunchbox Buddies program begins FEBRUARY 22!
Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
MAKE THE CALL AND STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL
The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll- free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!