The Wonder Word

What's happening remotely this week in the LRC!

May 18, 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 and explore 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.

Language Day- Sofia Martinez- My Family Adventure

Music Day- Esquivel (click on the speaker to hear some of Esquivel's music)
National Parks Day- Grand Canyon

Outdoor Reading- Yasmin- The Gardener
Pajama Day- Pajama Pirates

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!

The Strangers Read Aloud

The Strangers Read Aloud You Tube Channel

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


Did you read Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus?

I'm sure you know it's only one of my favorite books of this year. Author Dusti Bowling has shared with me a short story about Connor and Aven that I would LOVE to read aloud to you! Dusti has asked me not to record it, so I need to do a live read aloud. Here are a few options for you to pop in to hear this amazing story, Aven's 4th of July!

PS- this is NOT sold in stores- just an emailed .pdf that I have- woot woot!

Aven's Fourth of July

Monday 3:00 p.m. Click here to join!

Aven's Fourth of July

Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Click here to join!

Aven's Fourth of July

Friday 8:30 a.m. (Breakfast Club)

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Pebble Go Pro Research Challenge

2nd & 3rd Graders 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020

Do you think you are a Pebble Go Pro?

If you are a 2nd or 3rd grader, and think you're a Pebble Go Pro, come join me in a Google Hangout by clicking the link in our "virtual library" or by using the link here! Get ready to find some fun questions with Pebble Go, one of our favorite go-to resources!
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!