Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Zoe & Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows Chapters 5 & 6

Since we are on the road this week, in the primary grades, we are starting the Chapter Book, Zoe & Sassafras: Dragons & Marshmallows.   So far we've had students LOVE this book, so, as promised, here's the next two Chapters in Zoe & Sassafras!   Enjoy!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Balloons Over Broadway - Book Character Parade Balloon Challenge

Check out our awesome Thanksgiving STEM challenge!  We hope you feel inspired to participate!

Want to learn more?   

Check out this awesome Wonderopolis article on, Do You Love a Parade?

Questions?   Feel free to reach out!

Tonight's the Night - Family Reading Night!

On Thursday, November 15, we invite you to participate in Family Reading Night.  This is a statewide event sponsored by the Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White, and the Illinois Center for the Book, which encourages families to spend time reading with one another.  Families who read together build bonds, model successful habits, and support intellectual growth.

Our goal is for Field families and families of staff to spend 20 or more minutes reading together on November 15 at home, then share out their experience on social media.  You can choose to read the same book or just in proximity of one another.

Snap a photo of your experience and share it out using #engageD64, #d64smiles, and #FIfamiliessread18.   You can also email your photo to cschaab@d64.org if you are not comfortable with social media.  Reading is part of our daily homework for our students so why now join your children on Thursday night and read with them?

We hope your family will join in this event.  If you have any questions, please let us know or visit the Family Reading Night website.

Families who participate will receive a special bookmark from the Field LRC!   We’ll be using the #engageD64#d64smiles, and #FIfamiliessread18 hashtags on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (or emails) to send our bookmarks!

Looking for books to read as a family?   Maybe take a visit to the Niles or Park Ridge Public Library and check out a Monarch Book or a Bluestem Book!  Here's the list below:

We practiced our reading selfie last night and are excited for tonight!