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Poetry Day at Sherwood

  Poet Bill Buczinsky worked with Sherwood students as part of the Poetry Day Foundation Grant program coordinated by Sherwood IMC Director Helen Weiss.  Bill led workshops for the 3rd and 4th graders and conducted assemblies for the lower grades.

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Little Free Library Arrives at Indian Trail

The Little Free Library, a Foundation Grant program designed by NSSD112 librarians, has arrived at Indian Trail School!  When mounted outside the school, the Little Free Library will be a place where children are invited to borrow a book when they need one (perhaps when the library is closed) and return it when they are done. […]

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Congrats to the elementary iPad mini winner!

Congratulations to Mrs. Derry, Ravinia 4th grade teacher, whose class had 100% participation in iRead.  All teachers with at least 80% participation were entered in a drawing for the iPad mini.  This year there were 86 elementary teachers who qualified for the drawing.  Thanks to all of you for supporting iRead!

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Book Buddies Fosters New Friendships at Edgewood

Book Buddies is a NSSD112 Foundation Grant monthly meeting program.  Academic Enrichment Reading students buddied with a LEAP student, practicing fluency skills by reading aloud picture books centered around central themes like “Acceptance.”  After the reading activity, students took part in an activity or a craft that practiced the acceptance ideas from the given book […]

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Indian Trail students stay warm with “Frozen” activities

Jenna Weinstein’s kindergarteners and Lindsey Petlak’s fourth graders at Indian Trail have been combining literary arts with STEM as part of a Foundation Grant program. Last week the students participated in STEM activities with a “Frozen” twist including creating an ice castle from sugar cubes, exploring crystals, creating symmetrical snowflakes from K’nex and building sleds. […]

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“Inherit the Wind” Blows into Edgewood

Edgewood 8th graders from Maggie Allard’s class performed scenes from the thought provoking “Inherit the Wind” in December. Thanks to a 112 Foundation Grant, students were able to work with Chicago Children’s Theater artist, Eva Laporte, to develop the production.  

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Lincoln Students Got the Blues!

On December 11th, Lincoln’s 4th and 5th graders performed original Blues Musicals as a culminating performance of Janet Lubetkin’s Red, White and Blues Foundation Grant. Students worked with lyricist/playwright Matt Boresi and composer Rachel Page from the Music Institute of Chicago to write the stories and songs in conjunction with their study of American history. […]

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Storyteller Mesmerizes Students

On November 13, thanks to a grant from the D112 Foundation, Elm Place’s Culture to Culture Club sponsored an all-school assembly featuring Anne Shimojima, a professional storyteller who formerly taught at Braeside School.  Mrs. Shimojima delighted and “mesmerized” students with folktales from Western Europe, in support of Culture to Culture Club’s November focus on European […]

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Second City Improvises at Elm Place

On November 7, The Second City of Chicago taught improvisational skills and games to seventh grade students at Elm Place.  Hands were waving in the air and students were trekking to the front of the auditorium to take their turn in one of the interactive games presented by the two actors who were leading the […]

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