What a great second week of reading! We have had an astounding 57,172 total minutes read by students, teachers, and staff so far. A reminder that if your student forgot their log on Monday, they can bring it in next Monday, March 20. Every minute counts! Also, if students have misplaced their reading logs, extra copies can be found in the main office.
A reminder that children can continue finding sponsors any time through the end of March.
We are starting to see students already achieve the individual reading goals (450 minutes for K-2, 600 for Grades 3-4, and 900 for Grades 5-6) to earn "Mountain Lion Reader" status! We had 18 students reach this goal this week. These readers will receive a vote for which teacher or staff member will do something "out of this world" during the Closing Ceremony on Thursday, April 6th. We will pass out the voting slips a day or two before the Closing Ceremony once we have a complete list of all the students who have completed their reading goals as Mountain Lion Readers.
This Wednesday, March 15th, is "Wear in the World" Day (or Thursday, March 16th if we have a snow day) where students are encouraged to come to school dressed in a t-shirt or other cultural clothing from either a place they have visited or a place they would like to visit. We will be mapping the locations of "wear" in the world the students have been or would like to go. We hope to be taking photos of students for the classes that have library that day and perhaps stopped by the other classrooms that don't have library that day and perhaps stopped by the other classrooms that don't have library that day for additional photos. Only photos of students that have signed the release form from their parents will be up on the blog. Any extra help in reminding students would be wonderful!
COMING UP NEXT WEEK - Tuesday, March 21st will be our Author's Visit by Jan Reynolds, a Vermont author, who has written 14 books for children including Vanishing Cultures Series, Parent's Choice Award, CBC Notable Children's Books in Social Studies, and American Book Seller's "Pick of the List." She has been a member of expeditions to: China, Tibet, Nepal, New Zealand, Australia, Lapland, Amazon Basin, Canadian Arctic, Mongolia, and Sahara. She held the women's high altitude skiing record, and is one of America's best known and articulate spoke's person on mountaineering with appearances on ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today, National Public Radio, New York Times, Merv Griffin, Hour Magazine, and trhee adventure films. You can learn more by visiting her website: http://www.janreynolds.com
Average Total Minutes/Students in Each Classroom - Week 2
Ms. Lynch - 125 minutes
Ms. Kuzio - 262 minutes
Ms. Carter - 222 minutes
Ms. Gadhue - 129 minutes
Ms. Livingston - 191 minutes
Ms. Foley - 424 minutes
Ms. McLane - 267 minutes
Ms. LaRiviere - 626 minutes
Ms. Pierpont - 439 minutes
Highest rate of participation was Ms. LaRiviere at 88% and is the top classroom for Week 2.
School-wide Total Minutes - 57, 172 minutes
School-wide Average Total Minutes Read - 329 minutes
Top Reader in Each Grade - Week 2
Kindergarten - Mathilda Faye Carrico
1st Grade - Sophie Underwood
2nd Grade - Megan Bowers
3rd Grade - Isla Underwood
4th Grade - Whitney Dykstra
5th Grade - Desmond Carrico
6th Grade - Angelita Pena
Teacher/Staff - Ms. Cota
Where is Waldo this week? Psst...he is looking a little green!
Here is what we have lined up for the month: