Geralyn Sorrentino

NEWS YOU CAN USE

Reach Curriculum Night Info
District REACH Website

REACH Parent Group
Gifted Ed Mythbusters

Geri Sorrentino

Elementary REACH Teacher gsorrentino@elmhurst205.org

21-22 Reach ID & Appeal Info
Parents of 2nd and 5th students NEWLY identified for Reach services for 3rd or 6th grade will receive notification on 3/31. 
Students in Gr 3 and 4 are NOT automatically screened for Reach. If parents believe their child demonstrates a need for extension beyond the regular classroom, parents may submit an appeal.
Information pertaining to the Reach Appeal process is on the District website. The appeal application will be posted on 4/5 and will close on 4/16. 
On Monday, 4/5, at 7:00pm, there will be a webinar about the Reach appeal process. Interested families are encouraged to attend the webinar. Please register here. 

SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS!

Factors for Success
The Power of YET!
Brainpop.com
Khan Academy

REACH SUPPLY LIST

2+ sharpened pencils
2+ Expo markers

1 red pen
1 pencil eraser (‘Pink Pearl’)
1 folder for each REACH 
Lined notebook paper or spiral notebook
Assignment notebooks (used in the classroom) should be brought to each REACH class

Current Assignments
Gr 5 Math- 
Gr 5 LA- Hercules Roots due 4/19

Gr 4 Math - 
Gr 4 LA- 
Gr 3 Math - Triangle City due 4/16

Gr 3 LA - 

POW= 10 Tally Points! Solve and turn in your work and answer by 4/26.

Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th (3/14). Hawthorne’s 9th Pi Recital Week ended March 12th with nearly 50 students stretching their brains to learn MANY digits of Pi (3.1415926535...), which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Students who knew 20 digits (or more) will be recognized by National and International Pi Registries. The top reciters this year at Hawthorne each knew at least 40 digits! Brenner Harges, a 4th grader, came on strong with 306 digits! Rounding out the top 14 are Michael Dorko (166), Tyler Tatman (159), Audrey Tatman (107), Zach LeMar (83), Yash Parti (82), Grant Furlin (75), Brielle Hernal (58), Sofia Furlin (51), Miles Dalley (50), Jim Kanel (50), Kieran Peot (46), Maddie Schleich (46), Brynn Asgedom (40), Avery Hronek (40), and Kai Ostermann (40). 
Congratulations to all of the students who tried stretching their brains with this fun activity. 

Use the links below to help you improve your knowledge 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!
Digits of Pi Song
List of Pi Digits (over 2000 digits in groups of 50!)
Piano song created with the digits of Pi
Circle Song-Learn about where we use Pi
Pi Explained with Pies-yum!
National Pi Registry of Memorizers
International Pi Ranking-Look for Hawthorne students!