While adults are getting ready for local elections in early April, our SFX students spent the last week voting in the Illinois Readers Choice Award elections and here are the results:
For the Monarch Award, which is for Grades K-2, I read to the students the 20 books that were on the nominee list over the course of a few weeks and they cast their votes. Our students chose as their favorite book from the list Claymates by Dev Petty.
For the Bluestem Award, which is for Grades 3-5, our students chose as their favorite book from the list City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.
For the Rebecca Caudill award, which is for Grades 6-8, our students selected Ghost by Jason Reynolds.
Our SFX votes were sent to the state library association and will be tabulated with other votes cast by schools across the state and in the next week or so we will know the winners statewide.
It is fun for our students to get their own chance to vote and share their opinions about books.