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What is the LMC?

Our Library Media Center serves the students at Graham in many different ways. In addition to circulating books, the LMC serves as an extension of the classroom. Our purpose is to reinforce and enrich classroom curriculum using a variety of media.

Graham’s LMC is totally flexibly scheduled. This allows lessons to be scheduled at the point of need. Students may come in three days in a row when working on a research project. This helps maintain continuity in their work.

We are totally automated and the students are taught to check out their own materials. Our circulation system is Internet-based so students are able to do searches by title, author, keyword, subject, and series from any computer with Internet access.

Students are allowed to check out materials as often as they wish. They may check out four items (except kindergarten) and keep them for a period of two weeks.

We in the LMC work hard to instill a love of literature and learning in all students. We want the students to enjoy their time in the LMC and find it a fun, nurturing environment.

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Makerspace

There will be no in person volunteer opportunties during the 2020-2021 school year per the ISBE guidelines.

Makerspace Mondays - Find information on the Graham LMC Google Classroom

9/21/2020   Make Your Own Bookmarks             Idea 1         Idea 2            Idea 3

Volunteers

There will be no in person volunteer opportunties during the 2020-2021 school year per the ISBE guidelines.


Birthday Books

**The Birthday Book Program will be suspended during the Remote Learning of 2020-2021 school year.  **

Are you looking for a fun way to honor your child’s birthday? Well, Graham’s LMC has the answer! Donating a book to Graham’s LMC helps to build our library collection and make your child feel special at the same time.

 
We have a birthday book cart in the LMC office. At the beginning of the month of your child’s birthday (or half birthday if a summer birthday), we will invite your child to choose a book from the birthday book cart.

 
When your child chooses a book, he/she receives a birthday book button. We take his/her picture to put in the front of the book with a book plate commemorating the donation and date of birthday.

 
After your child chooses the book, we will send you a note telling you what book your child chose and how much the book costs. No book will cost more than $20.00.


Last year, we increased our collection by almost 150 books through our birthday book club.

If you are interested in participating, please call the LMC office at 428-6908. We will send a birthday book form home with your child.

 
Thank you for considering this program. It is a great way for your child to feel special and to support the school at the same time.

Reading Programs

Monarch Award

  • The Monarch Award is a Kindergarten through third grade Illinois Children's Choice award. Students must read at least five books from the list in order to participate in the voting in late February or early March.

 


 

Bluestem Award

 
Illinois has a children's choice award for students in the third through fifth grade. Called the Bluestem Award, it has books from many different genres included in the list. If students read at least four books from this list, they will be invited to a Bluestem voting party sometime in March.
 
 

 

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**Ozzie Reading Club will be suspended for the 2020-2021 school year.** 

 

Graham’s Winter Reading Incentive Program

When: Beginning in January and Ending in March

What: An eight week program divided into four two-week segments, with each segment representing a base of a baseball diamond. When a student completes a segment they will advance to the next base. The goal is to “hit a home run”.

How: Teachers at the grade level choose the two week reading goal for their students.

Each student records the number of minutes read at home. Students return their forms every two weeks and their progress is recorded on a classroom poster. When the students “hit a home run” they will receive a ticket order form for a free ticket to a Kane County Cougar baseball game. The student also receives a concession voucher for a hot dog and soft drink at the game. On our game date, they will be honored during an on-field parade, and also receive their reward for reading.

This year we are very excited to have the Graham School chorus singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the game. It is always a fun Graham family night at the ball park.

Graham’s game dates for this year will be announced as soon as available. 

 

Book Fair

Book Fairs will be Online this school year.

Shopping Days: 5/7 - 5/20 

All-new online shopping experience! Shop The Scholastic Store Online for a huge selection of Book Fair exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more. All orders ship home, and the Graham LMC will earn 25% in rewards on purchases made during your Fair. 

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/grahamelementaryschool7

 



 


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