Check the Book Madness 2018 website for details!
We are down to our Championship Game this week! Which book will win it all? Will it be … The Wild Robot or Wonder?
The final round of Book Madness voting will close by the end of the school day Friday! We will announce the result after spring break!
Round 4 of Book Madness voting closed by the end of the school day Friday! Check the bulletin board outside the library or the Book Madness Website for the voting results on Monday morning.
Round 1 of Book Madness voting will close by the end of the school day Friday! Check the bulletin board outside the library or the Book Madness Website for the voting results on Monday morning. Students in grades 3rd-5th are eligible to participate.
Help get your students excited about reading by encouraging them to participate!
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 …
Pictured here: the 2018 Caldecott Winner, Wolf in the Snow. To see the full list of award winners see here.
Wescott 3rd & 5th grade students completed a Caldecott unit this school year. After looking at many past winners, students made their own predictions about which book would win this year. Students even had the opportunity to Skype with Ashley Waring, former Caldecott committee member, to learn all about the awards process.
3rd-5th grade teachers, we will be placing a QR Code in your mailboxes. Please hang it in your room so your students can participate in March Book Madness. Students can nominate books through the Book Madness Website starting February 12th, through the end of the week. Once we have all the nominations, we will post the books in the brackets. We will notify you on voting days, and the kids can select their choices to move to the next round. There will be a physical bracket outside the library, as well.
Voting will begin the first week of March, with kids voting once a week, until Spring Break. We will leave for break without the final vote so that students can read the two finalists over break if they choose.
Students can challenge their building skills with Lego task cards. They won’t be able to keep their creations, but students from grades 3rd-5th can take a photo of their creation and post it to the library Seesaw account.
On January 25th, Miss Wendy met with all grade levels and taught students step-by-step how to illustrate different quotes from her book, Peace. That evening, she repeated her lessons at a parent workshop.
On February 1st, students in 1st and 2nd grade got to meet Jane O’Connor, author of the popular Fancy Nancy series. Students dressed fancily to meet Jane, and hear about her final book in the Fancy Nancy series: Oodles of Poodles!