Summer Reading at GES

It’s time to return to reading beginning August 4-8 and August 11-15, from 10:00 a.m. until noon each day. Students who will be in second-fourth grades can come to the computer lab and read anytime during the open reading time. Students can earn reward “dollars” for attendance and reading and then turn them in for prizes. Mrs. Broderick and Mrs. Chris Basham have coordinated this reading event for students. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Broderick at: cbroderick@iwest.k12.il.us

Iroquois West Unit #10 School Registration Day – 2014

Iroquois West School registration will be Wednesday, August 6th. Registration will be be for students K-12. Registration will begin at 7:00am-11:00am and 3:00pm-7:00pm. Registration will take place in the High School gym.

Supply lists

The link to the elementary supply lists can be found at the top of this page.

iPad Stop-motion Movies

This week a small group of students has been learning about making stop-motion movies using the iPad. Below are some examples of their finished projects.

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May Character Awards

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The months of April, May, and June, the students learned about the character trait citizenship. Mr. Tilstra came and talked to the students about how to be a good citizen at school, at home, and in our community. He discussed the roles of being a mayor and that everyone can be a good citizen by taking care of their town. Gilman Elementary wants to give a big thank you to Mr. Tilstra for teaching us about being a good citizen. We also want to say congratulations to all the nominees for this month’s character trait citizenship.

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3rd Grade State Study

Come see the culmination of the 3rd grade State Study today, May 23rd at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the GES gym.

Monthly Kindergarten Report

We enjoyed our field trip to Miller Park Zoo, where we learned about animals from Miss Carla. She showed us a few animals up close and talked to us about their classification in the animal kingdom. This trip was funded in part by a grant we received from the Gilman Women’s Club, which helped pay for the bus ride. Many of the children had never had the opportunity to visit a real zoo, and we have been able to have some great conversations about the trip!

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