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    Week of 3/30-4/3/20: All grades--Let's work on some research skills using PebbleGo (find it in your ClassLink folder).
    Here is a link to a Google Doc that has more links to complete some online reading to do during the COVID-19 school closures. I will add more resources throughout the closure, so please check back frequently. Also, on the right side of the Apollo Library website (look to your right) is my Twitter feed where I have been posting all kinds of resources for you to use. There are links to authors reading their own works, illustrators doing guided drawing, and many other resources that you can access for free online during the school closure. 
    Grades 3-5 check your Google Drive "shared with me" folder for some Spooky Stories activities.
    Grades K-2 click here for a link to a reading BINGO board. 
    Week of 3/30-4/3/20: Build a board game with your family using the Engineering Design Process.
    If you have access to LEGOs or any other type of building bricks, create challenges for your family to follow, such as building a LEGO zoo or creating a new world for your favorite game. There are so many benefits to working with LEGOs such as patience, organizational skills, constructive problem solving, better focus and concentration, and many others. 
    Use objects found in your home to invent something. Then illustrate and label it.
    Choose an area of the Earth that you would like to help (ocean, land, air, energy solutions, etc.). Do some research (use PebbleGo or WorldBook Online from your ClassLink folder) to figure out how you might solve the problem, and then on scratch paper create a prototype that we can recreate with our Makerspace materials when school is back in session.
    Click here for the link to our Apollo School Monarch and Bluestem winners as well as the top 3 for the whole state. 
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    Our hope is to be able to run the Scholastic Book Fair once school is back in session. Check back here for details as I will update you as soon as I know more. 
    Checkout Policies
    All books are due ONE week from checkout. Students may renew books for up to three weeks if they need more time, but they should remember to bring in any library materials they have checked out during their regularly scheduled library time. 
    Illinois Award Books
    Every year Apollo's students participate in voting for three of the Illinois Book Awards. The three awards are:
    Monarch Award Grades K-3
    Bluestem Award Grades 3-5
    Library Collection
    Want to browse our collection at home? Follow this link to Destiny to search for books that are in the Apollo Library.
    Can't find it at the Apollo Library? Try the Niles-Maine District Library or the Des Plaines Public Library

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