This year all 6 elementary schools participated in our 4th Annual Battle of the Books event. Students read books from the Bluestem 2017 nominee list and studied the plot, title and author. Our Sheridan School team came in 3rd place and had their best showing thus far. I had a wonderful judges panel including: Cindy Helmers, Dr. Hannah, Shirley Jacobs, Jim Cooper, Stacie Ochiltree, Laura Wilson, Janice Ochiltree, Bridgette Beasley and Mary Yount. Washington School came out on top of the double elimination bracket and everyone had a wonderful day!
I was very excited to volunteer at the I Survived STEM Read event at the Invocation Center in DeKalb today. Knowing that we would be doing a similar event in Bloomington next month, I had the opportunity to help out with this event to better plan for ours. 800 5th through 9th graders were actively involved in the design challenges based on the I Survived series. Beyond engineering design challenges
In 2009 I was given the chance to move into the best job in the world- Library Media Specialist! I work with students and teachers, coaching both in technology and sharing my passion for literature.