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    Global Reading Challenge! 

    The month of November marks the beginning of the Global Reading Challenge for 4th and 5th graders at Emerson Elementary. We are so excited to get our students reading great books.

    The Global Reading Challenge, or GRC, is a “knowledge bowl” type of event that is sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. Each year, teams of readers from the public schools are given a list of 10 books that they are responsible for reading. Participating schools makes up teams of 7 students who take on the task of reading and remembering details from those books. Team members become an expert on 2 or 3 of the books. We will have an in-school competition during the month of February. The team that wins the school round goes on to a city wide tournament at the SPL Central branch. The program is supposed to be a fun, motivational reading challenge for all 4th and 5th grade students.


    Each year our school does a musical! This years musical is Seussical the Musical. students in 3rd-5th grade can audition to be a part of the musical. Practice occurs 2-3 times a week.  Be sure to come and see our amazing students preform!


    Carey Zeines is Emerson's music director and is  training our school choir for performances at school assemblies at Emerson and other schools upon request. Requirements: Students must be in Grades 4-5, be in good academic standing and have transportation home after practices. Please get an application from your teacher or Ms. Zeines to join. Practices are as follows: Monday and Friday - 5th grade 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Friday, 4th grade 8:30-9 am. Choir practice will run through April, 2016.