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Great News, Crickets!  You now have access to eBooks!  Our eBook collection is provided by eRead Illinois.  You can access these books at this website:  eRead Illinois

Click here for information on how to use the site:  How to checkout our audio and eBooks.


Battle of the Books 

Battle of the books is an optional competition-based reading program.  Students in 4th and 5th grades form teams of five.  This year nine teams competed!  Each member of the team had to read one or more of the books.  The competition involved answering a series of questions about the books.  The team with the most points advanced to the next round.  The final fourth grade battle took place May 21, 2021.  The Fast Flippers and the Crystal Crickets had a very close race, but the  Fast Flippers won by one point in a tiebreaker round. The fifth-grade winner was Reading Oompa Loompas.  In 2nd place was Dubs 'R Us.  Congratulations to our winners!  


Illinois Reading Award Programs

Students in grades K-5 are excited to be reading books for the Illinois reading award programs.  There are 2 awards at the elementary level and each award has 20 nominated books.  Boys and girls in 1st – 3rd grades will be listening to their teacher read Monarch nominees.  If they read/listen to 5 stories they can vote for their favorite. Students in grades 3-5 will read the Bluestem Award nominees.  They need to listen to or read 4 titles in order to vote.  Voting for both of the awards will take place on February 2022 in the Media Center.






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