Attached is the new calendars for events hosted at the Brookfield Library. Hope to see you soon at the library soon!
Congress Park students have voted and this year will will celebrate Read Across America by having a potato book character showcase! This idea came to be with the release of Laurie Keller's book called "Potato Pants "and the creative library minds in my Future Ready Library group. For our showcase, each student is encouraged to recreate a character from a book. It can be any book, not just from our Congress Park library. More details can be found below.
Kindergarten has begun their first formal research project! All classes reviewed how to log in to Pebble Go! and researched polar animals. After an overview of the project, students voted for a favorite polar animal to research further. Watch out! Soon we will have snowy owl, walrus, and arctic fox experts at Congress Park!
This year we launched our 2019 Illinois Nominees with Taco 'Bout Books sessions for interested classes in grades 3-6. I cannot wait to find out what titles are Congress Park's favorites. Read these selected titles with us!
It's the most wonderful time of the year.... Hour of Code! This year we were lucky enough to introduce our students to LaGrange Park's Dash and Dot and our new Osmo. Interested students
We did it! First grade students have been working hard learning about maps and map features while reviewing how to login to one of our favorite subscription databases called BrainPop. After collaborating whole group to make a classroom map, students divided into teams to create their own map to include a title, compass rose, and legend/map key.
As a added bonus, students integrated Congress Park's new Ozobots to "hide" and find a treasure.
Fourth grade students are becoming experts at locating books and the Dewey Decimal system. Hoping they take these skills in any and every library they go to! I might add that we may have some future librarians at Congress Park!
This fast paced unit included a scavenger hunt with Tagul word art project, life sized game board, an optional digital breakout or cootie catcher activity and a library edition version of Jenga.
Can you talk like a pirate? I'm pretty terrible at it even after studying pirate with Mango Languages at our public library. Our focus in the library this month wasn't speaking it, instead we incorporated this fun day to kick start our pirate themed unit where primary students learned about binary code and computer programing. We also practiced locating our subscription databases, reviewed where to find our login cards, basic computer skills, and learned a little pirate history and background.
Aargh, these landlubbers are simply amazing!