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Library (photos)

Have we been busy in the library!  We have been BARRKing up a storm.  Students have been respectful, responsible, and kind in the library.  We have talked about taking care of library books and bringing them back for other students to enjoy reading.  Students have been eagerly checking out books that interest them and include the Monarch books and books by our author who will be visiting Hickory Point.  Please enjoy the photos.

First graders and second graders have had lessons in finding a “just right” book.  Please ask them about the five finger rule.

2019 Monarch Award nominated books

Each year students in grades K-3 in Illinois get to vote for their favorite Monarch book.  The Monarch Award is given to the book which receives the most votes.  This is truly a children’s choice award.  Voting takes place in February.  Every year twenty books are selected based on their appeal to K-3 students and a variety of fiction and nonfiction choices.  For more information, visit  Our students have started taking turns checking out the Monarch books.

Author Visit

We are fortunate to have author Carolyn Crimi coming to visit Hickory Point on Tuesday, November 6th. Soon the Book Bin flyer will go home with students.  If your family decides to send in a book written by Carolyn Crimi for her to sign, please include the form with your student(s)’ name and homeroom.  We will hold the books in the library until her visit.

It has been very exciting to share our reading experiences as students talk about all the great places they are finding the Monarch books and getting ready for the author visit.

Genre of the Month

In September, the genre of the month for second graders was realistic fiction.


Kindergarten Tech (photos)

Kindergarten students have learned many useful tips and apps on the iPads each week. We learned drawing, math, letters, and pattern matching apps.  The students were excited to learn them and then spend more time with them in the classroom.