After four and a half months of reading their hearts out, 5R shocked the world and squeaked past 3S to read the most books from January 1st-May 15th, 2017! They read so much our bar graph defied gravity and crept up onto the ceiling!
5R won by a slim 45 book margin, but considering how small the class sizes are, that’s a significant number of books! Congratulations to all the classes for participating and for being good sports throughout the competition!
And congratulations to 5R and every student who read 100 books during that period (one 1st grader, 1 2nd grader, and three 3rd graders), who were also able to attend today’s celebratory pizza party. All ten of the students who read 100 books received a Paw Pride medal as a thank you for their commitment to reading!
Thank you to the PTO for funding the pizza party and to the Quechee Pizza Chef for the delicious food! Way to go, super readers!
While the younger students were going on a bear hunt and the upper grades were enjoying their read-aloud novels, some classes earned a free day thanks to their PAWS-itive behavior: practicing safety, acting responsibly, working to learn and showing respect. After demonstrating appropriate behavior for several weeks, individual classes who earned a reward brainstormed a list of appropriate alternatives to our traditional library routine, and the class voted on their rewards. Some of their options were putting on a theatrical rendition of a picture book, building a marble run, doing engineering projects, browsing back issues of magazines, working with circuits, and Legos! We had an amazingly diverse and educational week, all while having fun!
2nd grade: 2C
3rd Grade: 3S
Fifth Grade: 5R
I think the students will think twice before they misbehave from now on. They’re not going to want to miss out on these awesome PAWS-itive days after this!