Reed School's January Newsletter
School resumes on Monday, January 8, 2018.
January at a Glance
Golden Napkin Award Recipients for December
One Book, One School
Reed School's December Students of the Month
Reed students who demonstrated responsible citizenship throughout December were celebrated in a very special way. Three students from each classroom were recognized for their outstanding efforts. Students nominated for this prestigious honor demonstrated the 3 B's in our pledge consistently throughout the month.
All students nominated for the monthly award were recognized and celebrated at the school. The District 92 Foundation for Educational Excellence generously funded the lawn signs for this school-wide project. Look for Student of the Month signs soon in your neighborhood!
Winter Class Parties
Family Math Problem of the Month
This month's topic: Problem Solving with the Sneetches
Read the classic Dr. Seuss book with your child to engage with these associated mathematical problems.
Altogether, exactly 20 Sneetch children live on the beaches. How many might be Star-Belly Children, and how many might be Plain-Belly Children? What if there were 10 Star-Belly children; how many Plain-Belly children would there be?
Mr. McBean's Fortune: The Sneetches spent all their money going through Mr. McBean's star-on and star-off machines. It costs $3 to go through the Star-on machine and $10 to go through the star-off machine. How much did it cost a Sneetch to go through both the star-on machine and the Star-off machine once each?
Turn in your work for display on our Math Problem of the Month bulletin board.
Girls on the Run Program News!
Reed Elementary School has been officially accepted as a new site for the Girls on the Run program! Girls on the Run is a program that envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Over a period of 10 weeks, girls in the 3rd grade have the opportunity to participate in an after-school program that is designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength. The Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.
The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Girls on the Run starts with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.
Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5K gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.
The site coordinator for Reed Elementary School will be our social worker, Carlie Yacobi. If your daughter is interested in signing up for this amazing program, please contact her with any questions you may have (708)301-0692 ext 2020.
1:1 iPad Pilot Program Begins in January
Our D92 3rd Grade Teams Bring Home the Trophies from the Chaney Monge Tournament!
Upcoming Testing Dates
3rd Grade PARCC Testing will occur March 12th through the 16th. Additional information will be forthcoming.
News From the Art Room
The third grade students recently watched a short video on the "delicious" art of American artist Wayne Thiebaud, who is known for his whimsical paintings of desserts and food. We'll be learning how to draw a "3D" cake shape and then we'll design and color our own fancy cakes later in the month.