Author Archives: MJanavicius

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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