Category Archives: Learning

Banned Books Week 2018

Have you ever read Harry Potter? Captain Underpants? Because of Winn Dixie? Charlotte’s Web? June B. Jones? Hop on Pop? Then guess what – you have read a book that has been banned or challenged because of its content! In recognition of Banned Books Week next … Continue reading

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Two Authors Visiting Wescott in October!

 Andrea Beaty will be visiting Wescott 1st and 2nd graders on Wednesday, October 3. The visit will take place in the MPR starting at 9:30 am. Andrea Beaty is the bestselling author of Rosie Revere, Engineer, which spent more than 62 weeks on the New York … Continue reading

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New Maker Space for September!

The Library Maker Space opened for business this week! Here are the details: Two students may come down from each class during extension time to work on the maker space project. If students go to appointments during extension, we can work … Continue reading

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News for Week 3: 9/3-7/18

This week in library students in 1st grade will start to prepare for International Dot Day by reading The Dot by Peter Reynolds.  1st graders will complete a Dot Day art project next week in the library. 2nd graders will … Continue reading

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News for Week 2: 8/27-31/18

The first week of school was great!  Students learned all about the library expectations and procedures. This week students in grade 1 will learn about how we take care of our library books and they will check out for the … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school! I am so happy to be back as the librarian at Wescott for my 4th year.  Last year was so much fun, and I have even more fun planned for 2018-2019! Wish Tree in the library: … Continue reading

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SUMMER READING LISTS

Are you looking for books for you or your students to read over the summer? Publications are starting to come out with recommended reads. Check out the lists below: Here is a lovely PDF of 2018 Summer Reading Recommendations from the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Super Readers!

This week we celebrated 3rd and 4th grade students who read all 20 books off of the 2018 Bluestem Award List!  The Bluestem Award is an annual Readers’ Choice Award in the State of Illinois for students grades 3rd-5th.  This year, over 32,000 students in … Continue reading

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Important End-of-Year Dates

It is hard to believe, but the end of the year is almost upon us!  We need to take care of some housekeeping in the library before school gets out.  Here are some important dates to keep in mind … … Continue reading

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Announcing … Books on the Beach!

The past few years we have done Camp Read-A-Lot at the end of the year, but this year we want to change it up a bit and do Books on the Beach! As in previous years, teachers will sign up … Continue reading

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