Middle School Summer Reading for Fall 6th Graders
ALERT for Edison 5th Graders (6th graders in the Fall!): Congratulations on your completion of elementary school and your upcoming move to middle school! Your Sandburg teachers are already thinking about you and are expecting you to read two books, from the same genre, and complete a reading guide for each one, over the summer. You may choose any two books, in the same genre, from the Elmhurst Public Library's Summer Reading List. Click here for the Middle School Summer Reading List from the Elmhurst Public Library. Click here for the Reading Guide you should complete before returning to school in the fall. Click here for the Genre Characteristics information that will help you as you read and complete the reading guide. Click here for the District 205 parent letter which explains everything! Have a great summer and read many terrific books!
Edison's Eatery Debuts in Library for Family Math Night
The Edison Library was transformed into Edison's Eatery: "Where Math is the Main Course" for Edison's Family Math Night! Families used the posted menu to do practical restaurant math. Thanks to ...more
The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! IN THE FINAL ROUND
The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! Round Six starts Wednesday, May 15. Congratulations to you if you are on one of the eight remaining teams! (Remember we started with 36 teams!) You have survived five rounds of grueling research and geography challenges! Click here for the Round Six Challenge. Round Six is due at Pit Stop #6 in the Outdoor Classroom by 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, May 23rd ROUND SIX WILL BE THE LAST ROUND so it's the final hour, the home stretch, the last leg - it's all over but the shouting! The team with the most points after Round Six will be crowned The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! Champions for 2013! Good luck to all the racers!
Edison Library Ditches Dewey!
This past summer, the Edison Library "ditched Dewey"! We no longer use the Dewey decimal system to arrange our non-fiction books. The new organization style, more like a bookstore approach, makes it much easier for Edison students to browse the non-fiction books by reading the signs. Edison students are reading more non-fiction than ever! This change required call number changes in our circulation system, relabeling, movement and rearrangement of nearly 2,700 informational titles. In August, Edison students immediately responded with audible sighs of relief! Students are more independent in locating titles, and browsing opportunities have multiplied and been rewarded. “Ditching Dewey” has generated a great deal of student and teacher interest here!
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
Research 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 purchased by District 205 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. Frisoni if you need reminders of usernames and passwords, or if you have any questions.
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, we have put together a list of books that we know students at Edison School would love to read. You can always check with Mrs. Greska about a particular book to see if the Edison LMC already has the book. 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 click here for book ideas, and thanks for thinking of the Edison LMC!
The Return of the Talking Skunks Plus Two
Edison's Battle of the Books Champs
Edison's own champs, The Return of the Talking Skunks Plus Two, came in second at the April 10 District 205 Inter-Scholastic Battle of the Books (between Edison, Field, Hawthorne and Conrad Fischer schools). Congratulations to The Return of the Talking Skunks Plus Two and to all nine Edison teams (45 students) who did some fantastic reading and battling this season! Get ready to rumble next year!
2014 Monarch Award
Click here for a complete list of 2014 Monarch Award nominees. Edison students from kindergarten through third grade will participate in this Kids Choice Award for Illinois students!