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Student Activities at John Muir

Students and teacher planting flowers

We at John Muir feel that participation in student-oriented activities is a vital part of a student’s education. Therefore, a wide range of activities is provided, which include the following:

Global Reading Challenge

Activity Coordinator – Ms. Burwell, Teacher Librarian

A program that was started by the Seattle Public Library. All of Muir’s 4th and 5th grade classrooms are invited to participate. We can have a total of 10 teams with seven students on each of them. Teams are determined by the Ms. Burwell who will mix grade level/gender. This year there are Global Reading Challenge books. Each team member reads as many of the ten books as they can and sometime in February, there is an in-school “quiz-bowl” type competition. The team that scores the most points advances to the next level. This level competition is held at the downtown library where the Muir team competes against other Seattle Public school teams.  If they win this semi-final round, generally held in March, they will advance to the finals.  Both semi-finals and finals will be help in the downtown library.  For more information about the challenge and the books the students are reading, please visit the Seattle Public Library site.