This Week at Whitney 3-22-20

Eli Whitney Elementary School

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Our Mission

The mission of Eli Whitney Elementary School is to help students acquire the knowledge, patience and skills to become happy, healthy and well-adjusted citizens. Eli Whitney will promote positive character traits that support enthusiastic life-long learners who will be able to have a positive impact on their families, their communities, their country and their world.

Weekly Inspiration

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

~Barack Obama~

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(D.E.A.R.) Drop Everything and Read!

Monday, March 23rd, 5:30-6:30pm

This is an online event.

On Monday, March 23rd, EWES will come together as a school community to read. Students are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on, stuffed animals, pillows, etc. and their favorite books to a designated place within your own homes!


Throughout our DEAR time, students and/or parents may virtually connect with me and/or their homeroom teacher, as well as any other staff member who has also joined our live event. The platform we will be using for Monday evening is, ZOOM.


The event will be from 5:30-6:30pm. To connect with us throughout any part of our DEAR time, just click on the link provided below!


https://zoom.us/j/6629007656


I look forward to having everyone DEAR as a community!


Mrs. Wilson

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Reading Log

Read at least 30 minutes each night


Monday I read pages ___________ to ____________.

Title ___________________________________________________________________________________

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Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________________________________________________


Tuesday I read pages ___________ to ____________.

Title ___________________________________________________________________________________

Author_________________________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________________________________________________


Wednesday I read pages ___________ to ____________.

Title _________________________________________________________________________________

Author_________________________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________________________________________________



Thursday I read pages ___________ to ____________.

Title ___________________________________________________________________________________

Author_________________________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________________________________________________

Keeping a Reading Log

One way that you can help your child grow as a reader is by setting up a reading log for him or her. By using a reading log, your child can track his/her own progress as a reader which will then encourage him/her to keep reading.

What is a Reading Log?

A reading log is a journal of every book your child reads. A reading log can be as simple as writing down the title and author of the book in a notebook. It also can be more elaborate. A child could give the book a number of stars (between 1 and 5) to rate how good they thought the book was or they could write a short paragraph detailing the main plot of the book. Younger children could draw a picture to illustrate the main characters in the book. Older children could also write down what genre the book is found in. Whatever you decide should work easily for your child, should always include the title and author. Let's continue to build a community of Avid Readers!!!