Author Archives: MJanavicius

Best Books of the Year

Looking for something to read during the dark days of winter?  Check out the “best books of the year” lists from the following sources (They Say Blue, pictured here, by Jillian Tamaki, has appeared on several of the lists): Notable … Continue reading

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Reminder: New Maker Space

In honor of Hour of Code, we will have a coordinating activity in the maker space. Students are invited to “unplug” and challenge themselves with computational thinking by playing a coding board game in the maker space.

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Kate DiCamillo on the Magic of Read Aloud

Check out this video from PBS News Hour with beloved author Kate DiCamillo speaking about the Magic of Read Aloud. ” … We humans long not just for story, not just for the flow of language, but for the connection … Continue reading

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HOUR OF CODE IS NEXT WEEK!

The 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. … Continue reading

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Northbrook Public Library to Visit

The Northbrook Public Library is coming out MONDAY AFTERNOON to tell students about their new and improved Winter Reading Program! All classes will come to the library to hear her presentation. Here is the schedule: 1:00 – 1:15 – 4th grade 1:20 – … Continue reading

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Book Fair this Week!

There will be no regularly scheduled classes and NO MAKER SPACE in the library this week due to the book fair. Here is the schedule for the fair: MONDAY: The library will be open for check out on Monday (no maker space). Please send students … Continue reading

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New Maker Space for November!

This was the last week for the building with straws maker space! Next week we will start a new maker space for November. This month students will be working on a collaborative art project for Thanksgiving. By tracing their hands, … Continue reading

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS … BOOK FAIR IS COMING!

The fall book fair is the week of November 12th! There is NO REGULAR LIBRARY that week, but classes will come for a 15 min preview of the book fair on Wednesday 11/14.

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BOOK CHARACTER PUMPKINS IN THE LIBRARY!

Every year we add to our book character pumpkin collection in the library.  There’s still time to make a book character pumpkin with your class this Halloween! Check out some of the awesome pumpkins we have received over the past few … Continue reading

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CHRIS GRABENSTEIN VISIT TOMORROW!

Author Chris Grabenstein is coming next week Friday 10/19 for 3rd-5th grades! The library will be closed that morning. The visit will take place in the MPR starting at 9:30 am. We will call classes down around 9:20. The presentation should go … Continue reading

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