Today was a full day of learning excitement. Â 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. Â Our elementary students have set a goal to read 17,000 books by Friday, February 17, 2017. Â 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. Â 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. Â It was a great way to connect real life experiences with our math learning. Â A fewÂ even solved the amount of timeÂ 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. Â 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. Â She is very talented and we hope that she has inspired our students to perform and share stories with family this Thanksgiving and Christmas. Â 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.