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Million Minute Mania
May 17, 2012
Ms. Toon, principal of Spring Hill Elementary, made a challenge to her students to read 1 million minutes over the course of the 2011-2012 school year. If the goal was met, students would have the chance to dunk her in a water tank and participate in other fun activities. The students and staff of Spring Hill Elementary not only met the challenge, they surpassed it! They logged 1,176,000 minutes, which got the party started. The festivities were based on the theme for this school year, “Learning is a Treasure.”
On May 16th, Toon donned a full wet suit and took her place in the shark dunk tank. Then students took turns heaving a softball at the trigger. Teachers also had the opportunity to dunk the principal, and made sure that they got the job done even if their approach was untraditional. As part of the celebration, students “fished” in a pond to be awarded door prizes.
In addition, classroom teachers planned a wide variety of grade-level student activities. Kindergartners had a blast doing the limbo and chicken dance, a themed spelling activity, story time and “Under the Sea” crafts and writing. First grade students enjoyed reading pirate or treasure-themed books on blankets outside, coloring pictures, singing pirate songs, participating in “Walk the Plank” relays and then an ice cream party. Children in second grade took on a treasure hunt that led them to popsicles and play time in sprinklers!
The SHES faculty and staff are very proud of all of the amazing students who dove into books!