Author Archives: MJanavicius

New Maker Space for Hour of Code

The Hour of Code will be extended in the Maker Space for the entire month of December! Students will translate their initials into binary code, then pick 2 different colors to represent the 1s and the os for each letter. … Continue reading

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Hour of Code!

Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. It is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code, encourage computational thinking, and show that anybody can learn the basics. You … Continue reading

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Research, Research, Research!

Research is happening at many different grade levels!  I love co-teaching with the classroom teachers and Ms. Davis, our tech specialist, when we do these projects in the library. 1st graders in 1G are beginning an animal research project.  We … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

News for 11/20-11/24/17 This is a very short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  There is no regular library scheduled this week, but we are open for check out on Monday and Tuesday. I am seeing 3rd grade classes for … Continue reading

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Book Fair!

There will be no regularly scheduled classes in the library the week of 11/13 due to the book fair and NO MAKER SPACE. Here is the schedule for the fair: MONDAY: The library will be open for check out on … Continue reading

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Veterans Day & Research in the Library

News for 11/6 – 11/10/17 This week in library we are honoring Veterans Day through stories and letters.  1st graders are reading Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle by Brian Dennis & Mary Nether. … Continue reading

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New Maker Space for November!

News for 10/30-11/3/17 A new maker space will open on Monday 10/30. In order to promote reading throughout the school, students will make a “currently reading” locker decoration. Maker Space reminders: Two students may come down from each class during extension … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

10/23- 10/27/17 This week in library most classes are hearing Halloween related stories.  1st graders are reading the Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson and talking about the rhyme and repetition in the story.  2nd graders are reading Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds and … Continue reading

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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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