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Elementary Students Win Sumdog Challenge

The Sheldon Elementary Computer Classes for third through sixth grade have been working on their math skills a new way this year. The elementary computer teacher, Mrs. Christy Lockard, found an on-line program called “Sumdog” that they are using for an activity during their elementary computer class. “Sumdog” holds several contests throughout the school year and Mrs. Lockard enrolled her elementary computer classes to compete in the first contest. Their results were amazing!


                Ms. Suzanne Kirbey’s fourth grade class received 1st Place Overall in the Southwest Missouri Contest that ran from September 8 through September 14. For this the 4th grade class receives a one year subscription to “Sumdog.” The on-line program can be played for free, but by having a subscription ($90 value) it unlocks more levels and activities for the students to use.


                We also had some individual winners in the Southwest Missouri Contest and they were:


                1st Place                Damien Abbott, 4th Grade

                2nd Place               Shon Bogart, 6th Grade

                3rd Place               Aiden Bogart, 4th Grade

                5th Place               Tanner Nuding, 3rd Grade

                6th Place               Brenden Bullard, 5th Grade

                7th Place               Tori Staudt, 3rd Grade

                8th Place               Cooper Berten, 6th Grade

                9th Place               Rebel Govoro, 5th Grade

                10th Place             Alivia Colbert, 3rd Grade


                The “Sumdog” contests are free and a fun way to motivate student to work on their Math Skills.  The student must answer 100 questions before entering a contest, so that the program can rate what level their math skills are at. Then once you enter a contest, there are a possible 1,000 questions for each student to answer all based on their own math skills. The game/contests work great for the different levels the students are at.


                The student know their username, password, and school code for the “Sumdog” site and are encouraged to play it at home, during the afterschool program,  or during their free-time at school. The team receives one point for every correct answer. Today begins the first National Contest that the Sheldon Students are enrolled in. The first “Sumdog” national contest for this school year runs from September 15 through September 21.


                If you have a Sheldon elementary student in third through sixth grade, please encourage them to play, it helps them learn and advance their math skills, but also helps their class gain more points to compete in the national contest. There will be more national contests later in the year.


                Great job Sheldon students! Keep working on your math skills!