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Sorrentino, Geralyn
Elementary REACH Teacher gsorrentino@elmhurst205.org

Winter Lunch Bunch Fun-2016!

Plastic Film Recycling =1077 pounds collected this year!

Our grand total this year is 1077 pounds of recycled plastic film that we kept out of landfills! We recycled the most plastic film (compared to schools in 12 states) and will be awarded a laminate bench! Go Team Hawthorne! Trex, the plastic-to-laminate recycling manufacturer, uses about 1000 bags, or 12 lbs. of plastic, to make a planter like the one we earned last year. Although the contest is over, please keep taking your own plastic film to Mariano’s and Jewel, who partner with Trex for recycling. Pictured above are some of the students and parents who transported plastic all year with this week's 53 pounds. Related links: How recycled bags can become composite lumber. and Visualize 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in US every five seconds. 

Geralyn Sorrentino

Click here for information about the Summer Extra Credit Challenges and also a tasty Brownies and Book-Talk on Wednesday, July 18th.

Published Poets!

Several Hawthorne poets were selected to be published in Creative Communication's anthology, A Celebration of Poets-2018
A Big Shout Out to Hawthorne's 16 Creative Communications Published PoetsJR, Julian, Ryker, Josephine, Maeve, Libby, Zhihanna, Kailin,  Saveen, Alex, Jamie, Alexa, George, Gabe, Rachel, and Aidan 

The 4th grade poems were all written as Shakespearean sonnets while the 5th grade poems were based on our REACH themes this year. All include some poetic elements we studied (simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, imagery, rhythm, rhyme...). Click the links to read the 4th grade sonnets and the 5th grade poems .

Monthly Teacher & Buddy Lunch!

Pi Day 2018

Annual Pi Day Recital

Hawthorne's 7th Annual Pi Recital happened Wednesday, March 14th. This year, nearly 100 students in grades K-5 stretched their brains and tried to memorize MANY digits of Pi (3.1415926535...), which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th (3/14).

This year, over 80 students recited 20 digits (or more) and will be recognized by the International Pi Registry, located in Germany. The top 14 reciters each memorized over 80 digits! Laina Drabic, a 2nd grader, came on strong with a school high of 206 digits recited! Rounding out the top 14 are Kailin Mendiola (201), Saveen Shah (197), Michael Dorko (151), Alexa Klein (144), Libby Donaldson (136), Jaiden Shah (136), Owen Drabic (126), Matthew Lizak (123), Stella Rosso (121), Jamie Fulco (117), Evan Carry (107), Ali Zainulabideen (88), and Nico Cortez (82).

Our brains are amazingly stretchable with such a great capacity so keep exercising them!

Click here to download the 2018 reciters list from Hawthorne.

Read the article from the Elmhurst Patch

Use the links below to help you improve your memorization of the digits. If you can accurately recite at least 20 digits of pi, you will be recognized. 

Pi Trainer (you can use this to practice)

Pi Pi Mathematical Pi Song -You can sing the digits!

Another Pi Song

Sing me 25 digits!

Pi Sugar Plum Fairy Song

Digits of Pi Song

List of Pi Digits (over 2000 digits in groups of 10!)

Piano song created with the digits of Pi

Circle Song-Learn about where we use Pi

The Pi Episode of Math Bites

Pi Explained with Pies-yum!

National Pi Registry of Memorizers

International Pi Ranking-Look for Hawthorne students!

Click here to download the 2016 reciters from Hawthorne.

Winter Lunch Bunch Fun-2017!

Current Assignments

Sharpen Your Skills!

REACH Supply List

At least 2 sharpened pencils

1 red pen

1 large pencil eraser (‘Pink Pearl’ or similar)

2 Expo markers

One folder for each REACH subject

Lined notebook paper or spiral notebook

Assignment notebooks (used in the classroom) should be brought to each REACH class


Homework and Assessment

+Homework is posted here and on board–students should copy HW in assignment notebooks and ask questions as needed.

+If you are struggling with HW, please have an adult initial it and you should ask ...more

2017 Pi Reciters