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Book Club!!!

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have been invited to participate in an after school book club with Ms. Amanda Morgeson from the Marion County Public Library.  The students have to sign up to participate in the book club.  Our current book club book is "The One and Only Ivan."

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point-of-view of Ivan himself.

Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

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Compass Learning

If you are wanting to use Compass Learning on an iPad, tablet, etc., there is now an app that can be downloaded.

Below are the steps for downloading and setting up the app:

1)      Go to the App Store for your mobile device and find Puffin Academy by CloudMosa.

2)      Download the Puffin Academy app (not Puffin Web browser, also by CloudMosa).

3)      Open the Puffin Academy app.

4)      Find the Compass Learning icon and click it. We are currently listed as a featured publisher, so we are on the home page. Otherwise, a simple search for “compass learning” will bring you to Compass Learning.

5)      Click the logo, then click the logo again, and you will be redirected to the Compass Learning login screen.

6)      Login as you would normally login and begin using Compass Learning.

7)     After you type in the username and password you will need to change the school to say: mcpsd-040.  

*Note: The login routine described above is one-time only.

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