Today was a full day of learning excitement. Students started by participating in the Guinness Book of World Record Cup Stacking Event in Physical Education.
Students attended a Literacy Assembly in the Auditorium, full of music, dancing and reading excitement. Our elementary students have set a goal to read 17,000 books by Friday, February 17, 2017. With our 4th grade students are currently reading books towards the 40 Book Challenge, we will make sure that each book our students are reading also count towards the K-5 challenge of reading 17,000 books.
In Math students shared Thanksgiving Dinner projects. Students calculated the cost of a turkey based on pounds and how many individuals would join for dinner. They also researched the cost of potatoes, apples, carrots and more. It was a great way to connect real life experiences with our math learning. A few even solved the amount of time their turkey would need to be in an oven based on the weight.
During our afternoon we enjoyed a special visit from Sandy Magnuson, our former elementary school counselor at University Schools. Sandy is happily retired, but stays very active in our community, including being a Spellbinders Storyteller.
Our 4th grade students look forward to “Stories with Sandy” once a month. She is very talented and we hope that she has inspired our students to perform and share stories with family this Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ask your child to retell one of their favorite stories Sandy has shared.
We have countless great days of learning but today was extra full and active.