We're still reading at home and counting our minutes! For the month of February, fifty-five of our students met the reading challenge. The top readers were AMIYA JONES-KINDERGARTEN (She read 800 minutes), TRENTON COOK-FIRST GRADE (He read 1,360 minutes), JOHVAN GIDNEY-SECOND GRADE (He read 1,520 minutes), GABRIELLA GOMEZ-THIRD GRADE (She read 1,866 minutes), BRUNO MEY-FOURTH GRADE-(He read 2,590 minutes) and SHAYLYN LAWYER-FIFTH GRADE (She read 4,809 minutes). Everyone was to turn in their reading logs for March before leaving on March 28.
Our Multicultural grant this year involves the study of Hawaiian dance culture. On March 26, 2013, two Hula/Polynesian dancers entertained our students and staff with various dance movements. The presenters gave explanations for the dances and movements. Our students also had opportunities to dance with the presenters.
Our Family Reading Night event, "Seuss on the Loose" was a huge success on March 21, 2013. We have a very large gathering of family and friends, good food, and especially good stories to read by some of our best community stakeholders. Thank you for coming and thank you to our Title I teachers for coordinating this event.
Loose Leprechauns wreaked havoc in the Kindergarten rooms on Monday, March 18! The boys and girls had a lot of cleaning up to do before they could do their schoolwork. To top it all off, the main leader of the Leprechauns left his pot of gold in the office but the Kindergarten students found it! We loved the Leprechaun traps that students created at home and brought to school. Let's keep looking for those Leprechauns!
Farmer Minor, from Connecticut, brought his "reading" pig to North Jefferson today (3/12/13). Daisy II is the world's most famous reading pig and HE actually loves to hug and kiss students and staff members who read. Daisy kissed Ms. Heerd, Ms. Hynoski, Mrs. Jenkins, Mr. Larry the custodian, Ms. Bradford and several of the students who read the most at home during our monthly reading contest. Daisy II also brought her two little piglets (actually Pugs) with him to the assembly. We really "pigged out" on reading!
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