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Book Order Forms for Author Visit

Author/illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin is visiting Wescott on January 25! Her book, Peace, is what inspired our theme this year, Wescott: Partners in Peace.  Students may order an autographed copy of the book.  Order forms went home last week, but if … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2018!  Our first maker space of the year will be … Draw a famous book character! Using the instructions provided, students will try their hand at drawing some popular book characters.  Students may also use their iPads to look … Continue reading

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Winter Reading Programs at the Northbrook Public Library

The Northbrook Public Library’s Winter Reading Program, Your Family Story, goes from December 13- January 31. It is perfect timing for Winter Break reading! This year they are trying out having the option of online registration. Here is the link … Continue reading

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All-School Author visit on January 25th!

The Wescott Library is excited to announce that author/illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin will be visiting Wescott on Thursday, January 25th!  She will be meeting with students in small groups all day to discuss her book, Peace, which inspired our school theme this year.  … Continue reading

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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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