The Wonder Word

What's happening remotely this week in the LRC!

May 12, 2020

LRC Enrichment Activities for this week!

.As a reminder, all activities from the LRC are considered enrichment. Focus on your learning boards first then come hang out here! :)


Once you click on the board below, you'll be taken to a larger version. Click on the books to hear the read aloud! ENJOY! There is one book for each day of our countdown this week, plus a few extras.


Hat Day- Abe Lincoln's Hat

Inside Out Day- Inside Out's Box of Emotions

Joke Day- Just Joking 4

Kindness Day- Kindness Snippets in a Jar


Plus some fun extras. ENJOY!!!

Weekly Virtual Read Aloud Opportunities

This week there will be a variety of Virtual Read Aloud Opportunities for Students! Here are the different choices below! Click on the link at the time of the meeting to join or use the buttons below!


The password is read. :)


PRIMARY Read Alouds- geared for K-2 but ALL AGES are welcome!



INTERMEDIATE Read Alouds


  • Click here for my YouTube Playlist to get caught up on Margaret Peterson Haddix's The Greystone Kids, The Strangers.


Please follow the ground rules below while we are reading aloud. THANK YOU!

Tuesday Afternoon Read Aloud

2:30 p.m. Password: Read

Wednesday Evening Read Aloud

6:30 p.m. Password: read

Thursday Morning Read ALoud

9:30 a.m. Password: read

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Click here to join Battle Lunch

Tuesdays from 12:00-12:30 p.m.

Attention 3rd & 4th Graders!!!!

The Battle of the Books List has been published for 3rd & 4th Graders and this year there are 40 books! I will tell you, this book list looks AMAZING! I'm working on getting some of the books digitally though Destiny Discover, however, I also know that the Park Ridge Library has posted some other ways you can start reading, and Miss Lisa has even found some of these books in Little Free Libraries around Park Ridge!


We will be restructuring how we do Battle this year and doing BATTLES at Field in November/December before the ones at the library start, with more details to come. But the best thing you can do is START READING NOW!!!


We will have a Battle of the Books informational "lunch" meeting called "Battle Books & Bites" on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:30 p.m. where we can talk Battle of the Books, and I can book talk some of the books! If you are interested in Battle of the Books, join us on Tuesday and I'll explain how our meetings will work.


Fill out the interest form below then click here to join the meeting on Tuesday. :)


If parents have questions, feel free to reach out to Mrs. Schaab directly.

Calling Passionate 3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders!

OPTIONAL Passion Projects

On Wednesdays, at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. I am holding optional meetings for students who have their own WONDER that they would like to research. I am guiding them in the research process for something they wish to research on their own, then will choose what they want their final research project to be. So far we have some pretty amazing ideas! If you'd like to join us, please join our Google Classroom with the code efnfsfz - then I will make the link "live" in Google Classroom 5-10 minutes before each hangout. I'm excited for this optional opportunity to see Wonders develop into student created projects!

Check out this awesome game to test your digital citizenship skills!

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What I'm Reading Right Now

I just started Reading for the Battle List so here's what I'm currently reading for the Battle List. :)


I'm also reading some grown up books for a book club with some other moms. Lots of time for reading right now and loving the ability to read outside! If you need book recommendations, feel free to reach out. I'd love to help you find some good books!

Details on Digital Events this week

Tuesday Afternoon Read Aloud

Tuesday, May 12th, 2:30pm

This is an online event.

Caroline Schaab is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Schaab Tuesday Virtual Read Aloud

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97931676739?pwd=UWJydFlPekFPdGxXMUF4cGZ2cDBVZz09


Meeting ID: 979 3167 6739

Password: read

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,97931676739#,,1#,262248# US (Chicago)

+19292056099,,97931676739#,,1#,262248# US (New York)


Dial by your location

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 979 3167 6739

Password: 262248

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ac5Hom3XY6

Wednesday Evening Virtual Read Aloud

Wednesday, May 13th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Caroline Schaab is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Schaab PM Virtual Read Aloud- All are welcome!

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/96977439184?pwd=MEgwdnd3TEdoRDVWd1ZxdjVJYjlyQT09


Meeting ID: 969 7743 9184

Password: read

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,96977439184#,,1#,449244# US (Chicago)

+13017158592,,96977439184#,,1#,449244# US (Germantown)


Dial by your location

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 969 7743 9184

Password: 449244

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeEv0cqBlH

Thursday Morning Read Aloud

Thursday, May 14th, 9:30am

This is an online event.

Caroline Schaab is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Schaab Thursday Virtual Read Aloud

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/98488871869?pwd=WFRNVFRoVzg3YjJscEpQSGRYa3h0UT09


Meeting ID: 984 8887 1869

Password: read

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,98488871869#,,1#,434928# US (Chicago)

+19292056099,,98488871869#,,1#,434928# US (New York)


Dial by your location

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 984 8887 1869

Password: 434928

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acqVeONAIK