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The Bluestem Award

Reported by on 2/21/18

The Bluestem Award: Illinois' Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award

The Bluestem Award is a student choice Award with a list of 20 books for grades 3-5. In the fall, I booktalked half the books to students and in December and January, I booktalked the other half to students. Students drop fuzzies in the book jars as they finish reading books to help them stay motivated. A huge thank you to our PTA who purchased some of the books on this year’s list. Students who read at least 4 books can vote in Spring Brook LMC’s Bluestem Award election on February 27th and the state winner will be announced mid-March. Students who have read at least 8 books can participate in the Battle of the Bluestems after school on March 8, by filling out the permission form.

For a list of this year's titles, visit:

-Mrs. Hoyle Ross, Spring Brook LMC Director

Bluestem Battle Permission Form (pdf)

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