• January News

    Posted by Teresa Jacobsen on 1/6/2019

    Mrs. Jacobsen Mrs. Malato

    Mrs. Malato and I want to wish you a Happy New Year! As we begin 2019, we want to let you know this month we will focus on a few things:

    • New books and us as readers

    • Authors and writing letters 

    • Civil Rights Leaders and Citizenship

    Look for more information and photos on what we are doing with each grade level!

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  • 🎉Happy New Year!🎊

    Posted by Teresa Jacobsen on 1/5/2019


    2018 Caldecott Winner by Matthew Cordell    Matthew Cordell

    I was able to meet Mr. Cordell in November during a Follett Educator Night in McHenry. Soft spoken and humble, Matthew Cordell shared his story that we hear from authors often. Ideas are explored, illustrations are tried, researched required... then one day a dream come true. He receives the most prestigious award given to a picture book for children - The gold Caldecott Medal!

    For a Goodreads review select the link below. To view the youtube video, select the linked title below the picture. ENJOY!

    Wolf in the Snow

    Wolf In The Snow

    Goodreads Review

    What title will be selected for the 2019 Caldecott award? 

    In December, grades K-5 explored new, 2018 titles that have been listed on several sites for a Caldecott nod. These titles range from wordless, to nonfiction, and also vary in range of picture book fiction. Two titles received the highest #of votes from our students - see book covers below. If you are interested in viewing more titles that have been considered for this award, please select this link, Mock Caldecott 2019 .


      Cover image for Ocean meets sky

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    Posted by Teresa Jacobsen on 11/28/2018

    November is Picture Book Month! Exploring picture books, fiction and nonfiction, has been a focus with every grade level. With 4th and 5th graders we read many books, talked about the message a story brings, the information we might learn and how an author may include additional information / research gathered for a nonfiction book or historical fiction title.

    Thanksgiving In The White House 

    Tuesday Tucks Me In Tuesday

    Bob, Not Bob



    Caldecott Medal

    Wolf In The Snow  




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  • Journeys & Quests

    Posted by Teresa Jacobsen on 9/23/2018 9:00:00 PM

    Canterbury Fun Run 2018

    Canterbury Fun Run 2018


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  • Finding Characters

    Posted by Teresa Jacobsen on 9/13/2018

    Pages From the Library

    Fiction has been the focus for all students K - 5. With titles such as School's First Day of SchoolAlma & How She Got Her Name and Stick & Stone we focused on characters, their feelings and inferencing from the story and illustrations. 

    We also shared our passion for specific titles (in case any students wanted to check them out!), along with selecting just the right books. 

    It is always our hope and goal to get all students reading and loving what they read!


     1st graders Judea shares her passion for Mo Willems characters!

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  • Jacobsen's Journeys in September

    Posted by Teresa Jacobsen on 9/6/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Monarch Chrysalis    We have mariposas in the library! The monarch caterpillars were very "HUNGRY" as well as busy in August. The glistening chrysalis' hung - housing the transforming caterpillars. 

       This week . . . pop! Out came our monarchs. A few of the beautiful butterflies were released Tuesday afternoon. Today (Thursday) we have two more that emerged. Luckily, students were able to witness one wiggle free and stretch its wings! Exciting times for us all!

       Hopefully they all will migrate to warmer weather. 

    Our first monarch!






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  • Canterbury (Library) Tales

    Posted by Teresa Jacobsen on 9/5/2018 9:00:00 PM

    For any students, parents or staff who wish to see what there is to borrow within the library, please...


    Click on the link below - once in Destiny, make sure you are at Canterbury School, log in and look!


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  • September

    Posted by Teresa Jacobsen on 9/3/2018

    Another Great Read!A favorite with 1st and 2nd graders!

    Author/Illustrator Ryan Higgins shares this hilarious read about what it takes trying to make friends in school. It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex and for her it is a bit of a struggle - her classmates (all children) are sooooo delicious! She tries her best, but it's very difficult for her to stop, until one day when she feels what it is like to be someone's snack! 

    This popular author/illustrator is one to search for at the public library with his other great story - "Mother Bruce." Check them out soon!  

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