New Maker Space Activity: Make the Solar System

This week students were invited to watch the video of Mrs. Marsh taking off on her rocket ship and showing them how to make planets, the moon, and stars. Then, students got creative and tried it themselves! This maker space activity and the ones from the next few weeks will help students prepare for our end-of-year celebration: Out of this World Wescott!

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New Maker Space Activity: Make a Rocket Ship

This week students were invited to watch the video of Mrs. Marsh showing them how to make a rocket ship. Then, students got creative and tried it themselves! This maker space activity and the ones from the next few weeks will help students prepare for our end-of-year celebration: Out of this World Wescott!

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Promote the Summer Reading Program at NPL

For the past several years, more Wescott students have sign up for, and completed the Summer Reading program at the Northbrook Public Library! Let’s make SURE we keep our streak going and keep kids reading over the summer!!!

Ms. Sarah is going to join me during my daily open library times the week of 5/18 to talk to the kids about the modified program they are doing this year. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO ATTEND!!!

Thanks!

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Poetry Cafe

Poetry Cafe looked different this year, but it was still a success! We are finishing up one more class today, but so far the kids have done an amazing job! Thanks to everyone who has participated so far! Special thanks to Mrs. Marsh, Mrs. Fee, Ms. Stevens, Mrs. Keesbury, Ms. Davis, Mrs. Anderson, Ms. Pilker, Mrs. Nadel, Mrs. Bahn, Ms. Gerhardt, & Dr. Brown for participating live or with a video. The kids LOVED seeing you!

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Book Madness Winners

In the craziness of the shutdown, I forgot to post our Book Madness winners to my Blog! Students and teachers already heard the announcement via Twitter, Seesaw, and Smore, but for those of you who haven’t heard …

Book Madness Grades 1-2: Congrats to The Book With No Pictures! When we get back to school I will purchase a copy for each 1-2 classroom.

Book Madness Grades 3-5: Congrats to Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus! When we get back to school I will purchase a copy for each 1-2 classroom.

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OPTIONAL OPEN LIBRARY TIMES NEXT WEEK

Some kids have been asking if they could see me more, so starting next week I am offering OPTIONAL open library times each day by grade level. I can check in with kids on their assignments and/or read a story. I will email teachers the class code and share it via Seesaw.

  • 1st-grade: Monday 11-11:30
  • 2nd-grade: Tuesday 11-11:30
  • 3rd-grade: Wednesday 11-11:30
  • 4th-grade: Thursday: 11-11:30
  • 5th-grade: Friday 11-11:30

I will still plan on coming to your individual class meetings as well! Teachers, contact me if you want to get me on your schedule!

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eReading Resources During the Closure

REMINDER: I have added more resources to the list of free eReading & Audiobook Resources for our students. CHECK IT OUT! (Please note, if a source was cumbersome to use, I did not include it).

This is shared weekly with students in the Library section of the Specials Assignments document.

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World of Genres: April: Poetry Month

3rd-5th-graders, it is Poetry Month! You can read a poetry book during the closure or watch my “Poem of the Day” videos on Seesaw to earn the next stamp on your passports!

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eReading & Audiobook Resources During the Closure

I have added more resources to the list of free eReading & Audiobook Resources for our students. CHECK IT OUT! (Please note, if a source was cumbersome to use, I did not include it).

This is shared weekly with students in the Library section of the Specials Assignments document.

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Poetry Cafe is Coming!

Mark your calendars – Poetry Cafe will be the week of 4/20. Poetry cafe will take place during students’ regular library time that week.

Students and staff are invited to the library during Poetry Cafe to read a favorite poem or two. The library is decorated like a cafe, complete with jazz music (sometimes live jazz music by Mr. Brown)! Students can read poems they have written for you for class, or let me know if you’d like me to help them select poems.

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