Inspired by Caine’s Arcade, the Cardboard Challenge was an opportunity for students in all grade levels to collaborate with each other and create something awesome using very basic materials. It’s all about students using their imagination, working together, and having FUN!
Each Monday we set up a Maker activity in the makerspace in our Learning Commons. The makerspace offers a wide range of materials and tools from low-tech items such a fabric and thread, duct tape, and blocks as well as high-tech items such as Makey Makey, Spheros, and Bloxels. The makerspace allows making to be accessible to all of our students. The Makerspace encourages students to explore different tools and projects in the spirit of exploration, creativity, and collaboration.
Rebecca Caudill Reading Program
"The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.
The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition for her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults."Participating in the Rebecca Caudill Book ClubTo get involved in the Rebecca Caudill Book Club, you will need to read a minimum of ONE book to participate. The books are on display in the library on one of the free-standing bookshelves in the fiction section of our Learning Commons.