Monday, May 12, 2014

Race for Excellence

On Friday we participated in our school's annual Race for Excellence.  We walked and ran around our recess/sports field for an hour.  This event helps raise money for school improvements.  Last year's Race for Excellence raised money to expand our lunchroom.  

Before the Race we sent letters to our families and friends asking for donations to support the Race for Excellence.  Our class sent over 200 letters.  We sent letters as far away as India, California, Arizona, England, Colorado and Florida.  

We sang the Star Spangled Banner before starting the Race.  Then we walked/ran for an hour.  There were water stations in case we got hot.  We even had a D.J. playing music to keep us motivated.  After the Race we enjoyed snacks such as cookies, fruit, brownies, and other sweet treats.  We also had cold gatorade and water.

Some students won prizes for mailing twenty or more letters.  The prizes were 6 tickets to a water park, $200 gift card to a surf shop, and the grand prize was an iPad mini. One of the fourth graders won the iPad and was very surprised.  

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Day in the Sun

Mrs. Lynch made us a deal today in the beginning of math class.  She said if we didn't complain about completing a 100 fact subtraction drill we would have a special math class.  We didn't complain because we wanted a fun math class surprise.  Since the weather was so nice today we got to have math class outside.  

We started by sitting in a group and learning today's math lesson, which was about tables and schedules.  Then, we were allowed to spread out on the playground and start our math homework. Some of us sat next to the monkey bars.  Others sat under the trees.  Some of our classmates were in the sun, but some were in the shade.  Even though we got to sit where ever we wanted we still got a lot of our homework finished.  


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