Category Archives: Learning

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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Book Madness 2017 Winner

And the winner of Book Madness 2017 is  … The Percy Jackson series!  Thanks to everyone who participated.  To see details on the voting, go to the Book Madness Website.

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BIG, GIANT, HUGE NEWS! ANOTHER AUTHOR VISIT!

Author Jeffrey Brown will be visiting Wescott on the afternoon of 4/12 for grades 1-5, so mark your calendars! Brown’s Jedi Academy books are very popular with our students. The visit is courtesy of Scholastic Book Fairs. The presentation will begin around 1:15 and … Continue reading

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Author Visit 3/13 for 4th and 5th

We are excited to announce that The Book Stall is sending us debut author Jack Cheng on March 13th, for his novel See You in the Cosmos. It is recommended for grades 4-5. The visit is scheduled on 3/13 from around 9-10:30 … Continue reading

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1st Grade Engineers!

Last week in library, 1st graders read the book Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty.  This week, we used many different building materials to do some engineering of our own!  We documented our creations in our own First Grade Engineer books using the Book … Continue reading

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Back by popular demand – Book Madness!!!

Book Madness is back! Organized by me and Mrs. Sislow, Book Madness is a tournament of the most popular books for 3rd-5th graders. Nominations for the tournament open next week. 3rd-5th grade teachers, we will be placing a QR Code … Continue reading

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New Maker Space

Back by popular demand, our maker space project for the month of February will be DIY a graphic novel! Students may choose from several different templates to create their own graphic novel, or use the Book Creator app on their … Continue reading

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Youth Media Award Winners Announced!

All the big book award winners were announced Monday morning from the American Library Association Mid Winter Conference and I am SO excited! And the winners were … Caldecott (best illustrations): Radiant Child (on order for Wescott) Newbery (best book … Continue reading

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News for Week 22: 1/16 – 1/20/17

News for Week 22: 1/16 – 1/20/17 We are in the final stretch for the IL Readers’ Choice Awards!  1st and 2nd graders are reading off of the Monarch award list, 3rd & 4th are reading off of the Bluestem … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2017!  To kick of January, we have a new maker space in the library.  Students are invited to cut out a snow person pattern and decorate him/her. We’d love to display the snow people in the library this month, … Continue reading

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