Over the last two weeks, the third graders have been building stamina by logging minutes for the county initiative Books and Brackets. This challenge includes all 30 schools in the county and is similar to March Madness. District leaders announced Friday, March 10th that Sun Valley Elementary School was one of the winning Sweet 16 schools that was leading the literacy challenge.
The Xcel 2 Fitness Spring season is coming up! Xcel 2 Fitness is an after school program for 3rd-5th grade boys with a mission to use fitness to impact character. The program is carried out through a 6-week curriculum at the school that engages the team of boys through fun speed, agility, strength, balance, and cardio challenges. Every session is embedded with character development through encouraging boys to find their passion, build their team in life, and develop the grit to overcome their obstacles in pursuit of their dreams! The program functions after school 2 days each week for 1 hour.
Kindergarten has had a busy month. We’ve been learning all about living and nonliving things with a focus on animals and their characteristics. We studied owls and ended our unit with a visit from the Carolina Raptor Center. They brought 4 different raptors, 2 which were owls. The students loved seeing the different raptors, especially the owls.