The Wonder Word

What's happening remotely this week in the LRC!

May 4, 2020

Updated Format

I'm hoping that this new format finds you well, as it's hard to put all information on a learning board! Below you will find all of the weekly happenings that are coming virtually from the LRC.

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

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.

The password is read. :)

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


  • Click here for my YouTube Playlist to get caught up on Margaret Peterson Haddix's The Greystone Kids, The Strangers. The return of the read alouds will start posting on Tuesday. Get excited!

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

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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. 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!

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!