Last Friday Mr. Lash and Ms. Ward welcomed 10 second graders to the Monarch Award Challenge team for Kenwood Elementary School! Over the next two weeks, this group of readers will be reading the 20 books nominated for this year’s Monarch Award (Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Award). On Saturday, November 3, from 2-3pm, they will compete with other first and second graders from all across Champaign, answering trivia questions about these books.
Parents, while students are encouraged to check out an extra book during this time in order to read as many Monarchs as possible, another opportunity to read these books is to visit the Champaign Public Library (CPL), where they have a full collection of Monarch books to read in the library.
For a full list of Monarch books, visit the Illinois School Library Media website.
Come cheer on your friends and students on Saturday, November 3! For more information, check out the CPL calendar.