All year, students at Roosevelt Elementary Community School have been focused on increasing their math, science, and literacy skills. Because our students have worked so hard, we decided a celebration of math, science, and literacy was in order! On February 22, we invited all students and their families to Roosevelt to participate in math games, explore science projects, and read Dr. Seuss stories. Fourteen members of UWSL’s Leadership Circle generously volunteered their time to help run math games, answer questions at the science fair, and read Dr. Seuss stories. A huge thank you to these volunteers – we could not have done this without you!
Fifth and sixth grade students had their science projects on display in the gym. Parents and students were able to walk around and learn about all of the topics students explored. These projects had been judged by volunteers earlier, and winners were announced during the evening. The top winners in each grade won a bike, and all winners received a trophy. Winning science projects included “Tootsie Pop Take Down,” where the student determined how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, and a research project titled “What part of the ear is affected by hearing loss?”. The grand prize went to the student who tried to answer the question “Can you power a motor with food?”.
Students were also able to practice their math facts with exciting math games including basketball math, golfing for numbers, and beach ball math facts! Leadership Circle volunteers and parents helped students with the games and students had fun showing off what they have learned so far this year in unique and fun ways!
The literacy celebration was coordinated by Roosevelt’s Read Today coordinator, Jeanne Pence, and celebrated all things Dr. Seuss! Leadership Circle volunteers read Dr. Seuss stories to small groups of students throughout the evening. Afterwards, students received a bookmark and a Dr. Seuss book, courtesy of Leadership Circle volunteers and an Eagle Scout. The library was decorated with Truffula trees from The Lorax, and volunteers wore red and white striped Cat in the Hat hats! A teacher even dressed up as the Cat in the Hat!
Overall, this was a fantastic evening. Thank you again to Leadership Circle, Roosevelt teachers and staff, and all of the families who attended this fun event!
Thank you for LIVING UNITED!