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Dear Parents, 

This year fifth grade students at Brown and Small Schools have the opportunity to join a book discussion group via a website called Edmodo. I have created a group on the site called Book Chat. My goal is to get students excited about reading, to steward an online community of readers, to engage students in meaningful and substantive discussions, and to subtly teach them the skills of successful digital citizens. 

Edmodo is a secure, online learning environment in which I have drawn a strict set of rules. There is no student-student messaging, off-topic discussion or over-sharing of personal information. As Library Information Integrator, it’s my responsibility to teach students how to be safe and responsible members of online society. 

I welcome your questions via and encourage you to take advantage of the parent account features of Edmodo. For more information visit:


Corinne Altham

Library Information Integrator 

Frank I. Brown and Dora L. Small Elementary Schools