2019-2020 RCE Marathon Program - Color Run

Welcome to this year’s motivational program for Rock Creek Elementary! We’re working towards big goals and hope that you will help your child by embracing this program and working on our “marathon” at home. The ultimate goal would be to complete “one mile” every week by meeting the goals in each area, but you can take as much time as you need to complete your goals. The program has four components: reading, math, kindness and exercise. Every time you catch yourself doing something above and beyond for someone else, please list this nice gesture under “Acts of Kindness”. Exercise is so important, so every time that you spend twenty minutes or more doing a physical activity such as practicing a sport, running, or walking, please list the date and activity on your log. For each “mile” in math, we would love to see our students practice skills, beyond those assigned for homework, for ten minutes. (One time for each mile in kindergarten and three times for each mile in grades 1-5).


Each grade level has decided on ways to share ideas for math fluency practice activities with you:

Kdg, 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade– Ideas for the year are supplied on the back of this page.

3rd grade– Practice math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) using websites, apps, flashcards, etc.

In addition to these ideas, Khan Academy and Xtra Math are online resources that can be used for all grade levels.


Lastly, for the reading portion of the program, each grade level has set a goal for each “mile”:

K– 10 minutes x 4 days = one mile

1– 15 minutes x 4 days = one mile

2– 15 minutes x 4 days = one mile

3– 20 minutes x 4 days = one mile

4– 25 minutes x 4 days = one mile

5– 25 minutes x 4 days = one mile


After your child finishes a log sheet, please send it to school so that it can be recorded. The next log will be sent home right away by your child’s teacher so that the “marathon” can be continued! Once each week we will pass out prizes for students that have reached a milestone (3, 6, 13, 20 or 26 miles) on his/her “marathon”. We will also celebrate students that finish the 1/2 marathon (13 miles) with a pizza lunch in the month of reaching this goal and marathon finishers will be invited to a finish line celebration in May. Good luck Rock Creek Rockets– the marathon is ready to begin! 

Order a Marathon t-shirt like the teachers wear.