We are excited to be reading The Year of Billy Miller for the 2015 Global Read Aloud. We are the DND 2nd Graders and are part of K-1-2 multi-age classroom. The K-1 members of our classroom will be participating in the Amy Krouse Rosenthal Global Read Aloud Author Study.
Our school is located in Oak Park, IL, which borders the western edge of Chicago. Illinois is situated on Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes. Approximately 430 students attend Whittier, which is a K-5 building, and our classroom has 20 students. We have art, gym, music, library and Spanish in addition to our core subjects of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
Our town has visitors from around the world because a famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, lived and worked here. Ernest Hemingway was also born here. Students enjoy our beautiful parks, fun extracurricular activities that include ice skating, playing sports such as soccer or t-ball, break dancing, ballet, hip-hop, and swimming. We also enjoy the proximity to Chicago and can take a Metra train or elevated “El” ride into Chicago to enjoy the Lake Michigan beaches and many museums.