Category Archives: Learning

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

Posted in Learning | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Learning | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Learning | Comments Off on 1st Grade Engineers!

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

Posted in Learning | Comments Off on Back by popular demand – Book Madness!!!

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

Posted in Learning | Comments Off on New Maker Space

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

Posted in Learning | Comments Off on Youth Media Award Winners Announced!

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

Posted in Learning | Comments Off on News for Week 22: 1/16 – 1/20/17

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

Posted in Learning | Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Learning to Code with Ozobots

News for Week 17: 12/12 – 12/16/16 This week in library 5th grade students are learning to code with Ozobots.  These tiny little robots respond to colored sequences.  Students are experimenting with drawing different sequences to try to get the … Continue reading

Posted in Learning | Comments Off on Learning to Code with Ozobots

New Maker Space – Celebrate the Hour of Code Dec 5-9

New Maker Space – Celebrate the Hour of Code Dec 5-9 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Learning | Comments Off on New Maker Space – Celebrate the Hour of Code Dec 5-9