Pilot Butte Elementary, 5th and 6th Grade Building, hosted a variety of activities for Read Across America and Dr. Seussâ€™s Birthday.
10,000 Book Challenge
During the month of February, students at Pilot Butte Elementary were challenged to read 10,000 books school-wide. The purpose was to encourage reading, any length or readingÂ level ofÂ book, short or long.
Beginning each week, the leading classroom proudly displayed the “Traveling Dr. Seuss trophy” in their room. Ms. Kelsey Johnsonâ€™s class led the first three weeks, and the last weekâ€™s leader was Mrs. Evenâ€™s class.
The winner of the 10,000 Book Challenge was Mrs. Evenâ€™s class. The class concluded with a grand total of 18,575 books.
The total number of books read during the month was 23,246.
The following activities were scheduled for the week of Â February 26th through March 2nd:
Monday – â€œRead My Shirt Day -Students were encouraged to wear an appropriate shirt with words.Â The school’s PTSO provided Dr. Seuss pencils which they received from their teacher.
Tuesday – â€œStripes Dayâ€ -Students were invited to wear as many striped pieces of clothing as they could.Â Teachers wore their striped Dr. Seuss hats provided by the PTSO.
Wednesday – â€œPJ, Pillow, and Favorite Read-A-Thon Dayâ€-Students and staff were allowed to wear pajamas and bring in their pillow and favorite book.Â Teachers provided students with a silent reading time throughout the day.
Thursday – â€œBuddy Class Read Dayâ€- 5th and 6th grade teachers paired up and students read to other students in the two classes at the end of the day.Â Their two classes also dressed alike for the day.
Friday – â€œSock Dayâ€ -Students wore fun or crazy socks.Â The students and staff were provided cupcakes to celebrate Dr. Seussâ€™ birthday by the PTSO.Â Oranges were provided to students who could not consume cupcakes. Pilot Butte Elementary principal, Mrs. Dickman, dressed as Cat in the Hat and visited the classrooms during the day.
At the end of Friday, the students earned a â€œSock Hopâ€ for filling the PAWS container with Paws tickets for practicing good behavior.Â The PBIS team provided a DJ and music for the students to dance. The 5th graders went for the first 30 minutes, and the 6th graders went the last 30 minutes.Â During this time, the classes listened to the â€œCat in the Hatâ€ read a story.
On Friday, March 2nd, students and staff attended a presentation by two members from the community in the library.Â The two presenters were Chris Will from Western Wyoming College — “How to make reading come aliveâ€ and local author, Jen Atkinson — “How to start expressing yourself and exploring your imagination through writing.”