All students should continue to read throughout their summer break. Reading will help students retain skills and knowledge from the school year. Those who take a complete vacation from school and reading do run the risk of falling behind their peers.
Don't forget to practice a little math, too! We also have DreamBox Learning Math to help stop the summer slide!
We are pleased to offer suggestions for opportunities to help your student stay on track!
Brain Hive - Instructions for Logging In:
To access Brain Hive first navigate to your school’s web page from gocats.org.
Depending on your school, the Brain Hive page link will be located in different places on the school’s main page.
For J.L. Lomax go to Resources> Brain Hive
For Pinevale go to Academics> Brain Hive for Students
For Sallas Mahone scroll down the page to Links > Brain Hive (student)
For S.L. Mason go to Brain Hive> Brain Hive for Students
For W.G Nunn go to Teacher Links> Brain Hive (student)
Next, type in your student’s username. It will be their lunch number (5 digits). Example: 12345
Next, type in your student’s password. It will be their lunch number plus the word cat. Example: 12345cat
Click the yellow Login button and you will navigate to your child’s personal Brain Hive account.
To view all books available, select the orange book room icon (see below).
Then, select both blue icons labeled “all” (see below) and click go.
You may also use the search bar to find specific books on topics/titles of interest.
Important to keep in mind:
Brain Hive was designed to make it easier for students, teachers, and parents to work together to promote literacy and content retention.
You now have access to every single book on the platform. With a variety in levels of texts, you can find books that are appropriate based on your child’s interests and reading level.
We encourage you to practice logging in with your child at home to make sure he/she is comfortable with accessing the platform. We hope you’ll read together!
For additional information concerning this digital resource, feel free to contact Dr. Jessica B. Graves, K-12 English Language Arts Curriculum Director for Valdosta City Schools, at firstname.lastname@example.org.