Summer is Here!

It has been a GREAT year in the Wescott Library! Thank you to everyone who made this a year of learning, growing, and reading!

Don’t forget to read some books over the summer! If you are looking for books to read over the summer break, try a book off of the 2020 Illinois Readers’ Choice Awards:

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Wescott Library Year in Review

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End of the Year Celebration – Reading in the Enchanted Forest!

The past few years we have done Camp Read-A-Lot at the end of the year, last year we did Books on the Beach, and this year we want to change it up again so this year we will be creating an Enchanted Forest!

Because of the short school year, the celebration will be taking place during regular library time the last 2 weeks of school. We will turn the entire library into one giant maker space, as students transform the library into an Enchanted Forest! The last week of school during library, we will read a story around the “campfire” and then students will find a cozy spot in the forest to read by flashlight.

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End of the Year in the Library

There is A LOT going on in the library in the last 2 months of school! Please mark your calendars and alert me to any scheduling conflicts! Here is the schedule:

  • May 13th: ALL REGULAR LIBRARY BOOKS DUE!
  • May 13th: Bluestem celebration lunch for 3rd & 4th-grade students who have read all 20 books off of the list.
  • May 13thVisit from the Northbrook Public Library regarding the Summer Reading Program. Here is the tentative schedule. Please let me know if there are conflicts!
  • 1:00 – 1:15 – 4th grade
  • 1:20 – 1:35 – 2nd grade
  • 1:40 – 1:55 – 3rd grade
  • 2:00 – 2:15 – 5th grade
  • 2:35 – 2:50 – 1st grade – UPDATED
  • May 14th: Library closed at 1:30 for Environmental Committee Meeting
  • May 20th: Ozobot Open House for 4E, 4Mu & 3rd graders from 2-3 pm.
  • Week of 5/27: Library closed for our end-of-year activity! We have done Camp Read-a-Lot and Books on the Beach in previous years, but we have something new planned this year! Please note: Due to the shortened school year, we will be building the environment in regular library leading up to the event. Classes will come for a 1/2 hour reading period in their tents. Students will come during their regular library time.
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Visit from the Northbrook Public Library

On Monday May 13th, Sarah Rustman from the Northbrook Public Library will come out and visit with each Wescott grade level. She will be talking to students about signing up for the summer reading program. For the past several years, Wescott has had more students sign up for Summer Reading than any other school served by NPL! Let’s keep our record going! Here is the schedule:

  • 1:00 – 1:15 – 4th grade
  • 1:20 – 1:35 – 2nd grade
  • 1:40 – 1:55 – 3rd grade
  • 2:00 – 2:15 – 5th grade
  • 2:35 – 2:50 – 1st grade – UPDATED
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Poetry Garden

What a wonderful week in our Poetry Garden! Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Poetry Garden

In honor of National Poetry Month, next week we will be having a Poetry Garden in the library!

Students and staff are invited to the library during Poetry Garden to read a favorite poem or two. The library will be decorated like a garden, complete with music (sometimes live music by Mr. Brown)! Teachers are encouraged to stay in the library with their class during Poetry Garden. 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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Library Schedule

There is A LOT going on in the library in the last 2 months of school! Please mark your calendars and alert me to any scheduling conflicts! Here is the schedule:

  • Week of 4/29: Poetry Garden will happen during regular library time. Teachers are encouraged stay in the library during Poetry Garden. Thanks!
  • May 13th: ALL REGULAR LIBRARY BOOKS DUE! (Book club books may be kept longer)
  • May 13th: Bluestem celebration lunch for 3rd & 4th-grade students who have read all 20 books off of the list.
  • May 13th: Visit from the Northbrook Public Library regarding the Summer Reading Program. Here is the tentative schedule. Please let me know if there are conflicts!
  • 1:00 – 1:15 – 4th grade
  • 1:20 – 1:35 – 2nd grade
  • 1:40 – 1:55 – 3rd grade
  • 2:00 – 2:15 – 5th grade
  • 2:35 – 2:50 – 1st grade – UPDATED
  • May 14th: Library closed at 1:30 for Environmental Committee Meeting
  • May 20th: Ozobot Open House for 4E, 4Mu & 3rd graders from 2-3 pm.
  • Week of 5/27: Library closed for our end-of-year activity! We have done Camp Read-a-Lot and Books on the Beach in previous years, but we have something new planned this year! Please note: Due to the shortened school year, we will be building the environment in regular library leading up to the event. Classes will come for a 1/2 hour reading period in their tents. Students will come during their regular library time.
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New Maker Space for April

Announcing a new maker space for April … Poetry Garden! Students will be making different projects to decorate the library for Poetry Cafe.

Students in grades 3-5 will be making tissue paper flowers for the garden. Students in grades 1-2 will be making butterflies and bees.

The maker space is a fairly quick activity, so, please send kids down in groups of 2 for 15-minute intervals.

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Poetry Cafe is Coming!

Mark your calendars – Poetry Cafe will be the week of 4/22. Poetry cafe will take place during your 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)! Teachers are encouraged to stay in the library with their class during Poetry Cafe. 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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