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Battle of The Books!

Congratulations to the Willowbrook 4th and 5th graders who participated in this year’s Glenview Public Library’s Battle of the Books.  Go Wildcats!  The library had over 330 students participate this year.  Willowbrook sent 40 students.  That’s nearly half of our … Continue reading

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International Literacy Day

September 8 is International Literacy Day.  Below is an infographic displaying the key findings from a 2014 Scholastic survey of family reading behaviors and attitudes.  The finding that jumped out to me was the importance of parents serving as reading role … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books!

Willowbrook 4th and 5th grade students had another strong showing at the Glenview Public Library’s annual Battle of the Books program.  Over 420 Glenview students participated this year! Rachel Snyder, School Services Coordinator from the Glenview Public Library shared the results with me … Continue reading

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Global Read Aloud

Have you heard about the 5th Annual Global Read Aloud?  I hadn’t heard of this exciting project until 1st grade teacher Aimee Neumann shared it at a recent primary teaching team meeting.  Her class is participating.  This project connects small … Continue reading

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How have you grown as a reader or writer today?

District 30 teachers engaged in another strong professional development today with consultant and reading education pioneer, Ellin Oliver Keene.  This ongoing relationship with Mrs. Keene is helping us refine our craft and grow our readers and writers workshop. How have … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books

I received an email this week from Rachel Snyder, School Services Librarian with the Glenview Public Library.  She wished to thank Willowbrook librarian, Sue Sparks, and the rest of our staff for supporting the Glenview Public Library’s Battle of the … Continue reading

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Willowbrook School Report

Why are you proud to be a Wildcat?  How have you grown as a reader this year?  What does kindness look like at Willowbrook? Maple, Wescott, and Willowbrook School provide a “school report” to the Board of Education at various … Continue reading

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Conferencing – It’s still about teacher-student relationship

It has been another busy week in District 30!  Teachers have been preparing report cards, administering the CogAT assessment, discussing the SAMR model of technology integration, reviewing progress monitoring data of students in supplementary interventions, attending demonstration lessons with an … Continue reading

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Growing Readers

How often do you stop and think about your own reading behaviors?  We take our reading comprehension for granted.  We don’t remember what it was like to transition from decoding text to making meaning of text.  Our primary teachers are … Continue reading

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