Bobcat Battle of the Books
We have 49 4th and 5th graders participating on ten teams in our Bobcat Battle of the Books season this year. It's a really competitive group! On Thursday, February 16th we held Battle #4 and things are getting REALLY tight! The leading team has only a VERY narrow lead over the second place team. The top four teams and their current scores are:
Revenge of the Swag Book Squids 161
Blue Snakes 143
Sour Pickles 126
Magical Dish Soaps 114
Our last all-team battle, Battle #5, is in two weeks on March 2nd. After that battle, the top two teams will compete against each other in the Edison Championship Battle which will be held on WEDNESDAY, March 15th (note the schedule change). All Battle participants are welcome to come and share a pizza lunch, and cheer on our top two teams as they battle in the Edison Championship. GET READY TO BATTLE!
Edison Studio activities are underway!
Mrs. Greska and Mrs. McGinnis are excited about all the creations, challenges and collaboration happening in our new Edison Studio! Click here to see what the students have been doing. Many thanks to Mrs. Venable for the terrific custom-made sign and more thanks to the wonderful Edison PTA for funding much of the Edison Studio supplies!
National Geographic Bee
Sixteen members of our Geo-Trekkers Geography Club competed in the National Geographic Bee on Wednesday, January 25th. It was terrific to watch eight boys and eight girls compete in this nationwide geography challenge. Both our champion, Billy, and our runner-up, Erin, are in 5th grade. Congratulations to them, and to all the Geo-Bee participants!
So many Edison students have taken on the 2017 Edison Bluestem/Caudill Challenges! Click here to learn all about the challenges! ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH?
The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2017 Edition
The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2017 Edition is off to an amazing start! Our Round #1 Challenge is complete! The only teams eliminated in this first round were teams that didn't respond (at all) to the Round #1 Challenge. Scores are posted in the LMC hallway. So we have 29 amazing teams actively competing in Round #2 of our international challenge which begins RIGHT NOW! Please click here for the Round #2 Challenge! It is due February 24th at 8:15 a.m. at Pit Stop #2 in front of the Edison Office. It's going to be an amazing race! Good luck to all the teams!
Edison's Little Free Library
Have you seen Edison's Little Free Library? It was installed near the bench on the playground in May, right before the end of the schoolyear. Thanks to Mrs. Beth Hosler and Mrs. Melissa Klimek for the beautiful and clever painting of fairy and folk tale characters inside and out (idea credit to the 2015-1016 Library Minions). Use the free library to leave a book or take a book!
What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.
Looking for a book? Click the links below to see what you can find in Edison's LMC and in your public library!
Elmhurst Public Library Catalog
Learning Resources for YOU!
Browsing for interesting websites? Learning about a topic? Researching for school? Interested in a famous person? Here are some links to databases that are available to Edison students. Usernames and passwords (required to access these databases from home) are available at school - please see Mrs. Greska or Mrs. McGinnis if you need reminders of usernames and passwords to use from home, or if you have any questions.
ScienceFlix (courtesy of the Edison PTA)
Celebrating a birthday, holiday, special person or occasion in your family or in your child’s life? Choose a CELEBRATION BOOK! to celebrate a birthday (instead of a sugary treat!) Maybe you will choose a CELEBRATION BOOK! to donate to the Edison LMC in honor of a special child, family member, teacher or to commemorate holiday or event. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.
If you are looking for book ideas, please email or call Mrs. Greska. We do prefer hardcover books as they are much more durable than paperback ones when circulating to numerous readers.
After the donation of a book:
- a permanent CELEBRATION BOOK! bookplate will be placed on the inside of the book with the donor’s name, date and the event or person being celebrated;
- the honored student can be the first person to check out the book from the Edison LMC.
Upon return from the first check-out, the CELEBRATION BOOK! will take its place on the shelves of the Edison LMC for everyone to enjoy for years to come.
Please email Mrs. Greska for book ideas if you would like, or to check to see if the Edison LMC already owns a certain book. Thanks for thinking of the Edison LMC!
2017 Monarch Award
Click here for a complete list of 2017 Monarch Award nominees. Edison students from kindergarten through third grade will participate in this Kids Choice Award for Illinois students!