On Thursday, we celebrated Pi Day (a few days early) in our traditional way. 5th grade students are given a math test each year and at the top of their papers nominate a teacher that they would like to pie if they win the math competition. This year, London won the competition and nominated her teacher, Ms. Calloway, as the one she was going to pie. On the stage, in front of the 4th & 5th grade classes, Ms. Calloway received a whip cream pie to the face. The 5th graders further celebrated with apple pies donated by our local McDonalds.
According to our Student Council representatives, it would be better for us to relax and approach the test with confidence instead of with fear and worry!
You have learned the skills you need to do your best on the test.
Let’s use this week to show our confidence!
Monday, 03/09- Stick with what you know! Your teacher will have a sugarless gum treat for you! * PARENTS! If you do not want your child to have gum, please let the teacher know!
Tuesday, 03/10- It takes a team to succeed ( students, parents, teachers and everyone else at school)!! Wear your favorite team jersey, uniform, cheer outfil! YAY!!!!!!!
Wednesday, 03/11- Blast the FSA into the past- dress according to your favorite decade- 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, etc.
Thursday, 03/12- Crazy Hair Day- We are crazy about doing our best on the test!(Style your hair crazy today- colors, glitter, mousse *make sure it washes out
The week of March 23rd, come RESTED and READY to SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!! Our Student Council wants ALL children to have the opportunity to participate!
The week of March 23rd begins our FSA testing. Third and fourth graders will test this week and next week. Fifth graders will test periodically starting the week of April 13 through May6.
Each month the media center chooses three Sunshine State Young Reader Award (SSYRA) titles. Students in grades 3-5 that read one of these books, and pass an AR test, are invited to attend the Book Club. The next Book Club will be Tuesday, March 24th.
How many minutes have you read this school year? If you were in Mrs. Daniels or Mrs. Barton’s 3rd grade classes you would know. Mrs. Daniels’ students are participating in the Book It program. Each student is asked to read 20 minutes per night. The next day their reading minutes are tracked online. So far this year the students in these classes have read for a total of almost 200,000 minutes! AND this doesn't include the reading they do in the classroom. So WOW for the at home reading. Many students are reading way over their goal of 20 minutes each night.
Mrs. Daniels has completed this challenge for the past 3 years, once making it in the top 100 classes in minutes tracked in the United States. This year her sights are set higher. "My students have stepped up to the challenge! They 'ROCK!!!!!!!!' Way to go!!!!!!!" Kuddos to parents, too, for encouraging your kids to read!