Author Archives: MJanavicius

Off to the ISLMA Conference

I am off to the Illinois School Library Media Conference this week Thursday & Friday!  I am SUPER excited to bring back what I learn to D30 and implement some new strategies in the Wescott Library! A sub will be in the … Continue reading

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New Maker Space + Author Visit!

News for 10/2 – 10/6/17 New Maker Space this week!  Students are invited to DIY a robot using paper tubes and pipe cleaner. The Wescott Library is excited to announce that the The Book Stall is sending us not one, but TWO … Continue reading

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Award Books & Banned Books

News for 9/25 9/29/17 This week in library 1st and 2nd graders will continue reading books off of the Monarch Award list.  We will also be reviewing the difference between fiction and nonfiction books. 3rd and 4th graders will be … Continue reading

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News for 9/18-9/22/17

News for Week 5: 9/18 – 9/24/17 This week in library students in grades 1-2 will be introduced to the Illinois Readers’ Choice Book Awards.  Students will learn how they can participate in choosing the winner of the Monarch Award. Students … Continue reading

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News for Week 4: 9/11-9/15/17

This week students will be celebrating International Dot Day.  Students will be reading  The Dot by Peter Reynolds.   We will be talking about growth mindset and celebrating our creativity through a couple of different projects. Look for student Dot projects … Continue reading

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News for Week 3: 9/4- 9/8/17

This week in library we are continuing to work with library behavior expectations and library procedures. 1st graders are reading the book Library Lion by M Knudson and talking about behavior in the library. 2nd graders are reading Ms. Brooks … Continue reading

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The Wescott Way in the Library & Curriculum Night

News for Week 2: 8/28-9/1/17 This week students are continuing to discuss how we follow the Wescott Way in the Library.  1st graders are learning about taking care of their books by reading Mr Wiggles Book by Paula Craig, and they … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

News for Week 1: 8/21 – 8/25/17 Welcome back to school! I am so happy to be back as the librarian at Wescott for my 3rd year.  Last year was so much fun, and I have even more fun planned … Continue reading

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Camp Read-A-Lot is Coming Back!

Starting on Friday 6/3 and extending into the last week of school, classes will come to the library for a 50 minute period. We spend the fist half of the period constructing items for our camp out of paper and … Continue reading

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Poetry Cafe is Next Week!

In honor of National Poetry Month, 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 … Continue reading

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