What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT FOR 2016 EDISON GRADUATES
While we are sad to see our Edison 5th graders leave us and go across the field, your 6th grade teachers at Sandburg cannot wait to meet you in August! They are so anxious to continue your education that they have a Summer Reading Assignment for you to complete BEFORE school starts in August. We talked about this in May in the Edison Library so this should all be a reminder for you, and a place to find all the information you need to complete this assignment.
CLICK HERE for the parent letter (in English)
CLICK HERE for the parent letter (in Spanish)
CLICK HERE for the Middle School Reading Guide
CLICK HERE for the Genre Characteristics Guide
CLICK HERE for the Middle School Summer Reading Booklist found on the Elmhurst Public Library website
Enjoy some terrific reading this summer! Have fun and remember how important it is to make a GREAT first impression in August!
THE AMAZING RACE: BOBCAT STYLE! 2016
Congratulations to Team Red Snipez, Ryan H. and Jayden, which has won The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2016! This is the winning team that knows latitude and longitude and knows their way around a map. They know landforms and other geography features. They know culture and religion and how long people live. They know how to use Google Earth. They know how to figure global distances. They have created a country. They know how to research. They have grit. This team has beaten 33 other teams, and has survived six rounds over six continents over 83 days. They visited a cemetery and came out alive. Our fourth place team is Team Black Ninjas, 3rd graders Tatum and Josie H.! Third place in this year's The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! goes to Team Spock, 5th graders Ephraim and Lucas! In second place, Team Randoms,- 3rd graders Alex N. and Sean! Congratulations to Team Red Snipez! Congratulations to all these teams and to ALL the 34 teams that participated in this year's Amazing Race. Thanks for playing!
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. McGinnis 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!
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!