Edison Library Minions Host Halloween Read-Aloud
The Edison Library Minions hosted a Halloween Read-Aloud for Edison 1st and 2nd graders on Friday October 25th. Over 36 3rd-5th grade Minions read Halloween and monster stories to over 66 Edison 1st and 2nd graders! It was a spook-tacular event!
Over 50 Edison Students Woke Up Early for the Bluestem and Caudill Challenges KICKOFF
The Kickoff for Edison's 2014 Bluestem and Caudill Challenges was Friday, October 4, at 7:45 a.m. It was first-come, first-served for those who wanted to be one of the first Edison students to check out one of these FANTASTIC books from the Edison Library! The Bluestem Award is a reader's choice book award for 3rd-5th graders in Illinois. The Rebecca Caudill Award is a reader's choice book award for 4th-8th graders in Illinois.
Here's how this year's Bluestem challenge works: If a student reads (or has read to them) at least four of the Bluestem books by the first week of March, the student is eligible to vote for his or her favorite at that time. If a student reads (or has read to them) at least ten of the Bluestem books, the student qualifies for the Bluestem Challenge reward (to be determined by the winners - last year it was the now legendary Edison Students v. Staff kickball game and ice cream!). Students interested in this challenge will be given a log to keep track of books read. A parent signature will be required for each book read. If a student needs another copy of the log, please click here. If a student would like another copy of the list of the 2014 Bluestem Book Award nominees, please click here.
Here's how this year's Caudill challenge works: If a student reads (or has read to them) at least three of the Caudill books by the last week of February, the student is eligible to vote for his or her favorite at that time. If a student reads (or has read to them) at least eight of the Caudill books, the student qualifies for the Caudill Challenge reward (to be determined by the winners - last year it was the now legendary Edison Students v. Staff kickball game and ice cream!). Students interested in this challenge will be given a log to keep track of books read. A parent signature will be required for each book read. If a student needs another copy of the log, please click here. If a student would like another copy of the list of the 2014 Caudill Book Award nominees, please click here.
WILL YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?
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.
5th Grade - Native American resources
Native American research
Native American Stories http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/loreindx.html
Native American Photographs http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ienhtml/tribes.html
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!
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!