Refugio Elementary students rise to the challenge
Feb 19, 2009 | 503 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rising up to the challenge is what fifth graders at Refugio Elementary School are doing when their reading teacher, Ms. Judith McGuill, presents a reading challenge.

Every six weeks the students are given a goal they must meet as a grade level. When the grade level meets the goal, Ms. McGuill is faced with fulfilling her part.

Plain to see that the fifth grade students are meeting their goals Ms. McGuill was seen wearing her clothes inside out for an entire week during the last six weeks.

As their challenge for the fourth six weeks, Ms. McGuill will come to school with “read” hair if her students meet their reading goal.

“I am encouraged by Ms. McGuill’s enthusiasm and commitment and I am certain that our fifth grade students will rise to the challenge and meet this goal,” said Jennifer Lara, principal.

In addition, all students are invited to the library at the end of each six weeks when they meet their individual A/R goal.

They have celebrated with a Wii Bowling Party, Drive Inn Movie Party, A Karoake Party, and this six weeks they will have a “Rock Around the Campfire Party”.

Sixth graders are also being challenged by their reading teacher, Mrs. Levick. When students in sixth grade meet their yearly reading goal, they plan to go on a trip to Fiesta Texas.

“This is a tradition that has been taking place for four years,” said Anna Garcia, librarian.

“Consequently, students at RES love a good challenge whenever one is given to them, and the teachers love when reading is included in the mix.”

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