A new strategy to help all students and meet all student's needs, we have started two new lunch bunch groups. Every Monday we are beginning Math Challenge Monday. All students who want to tackle Geometry Proofs have been invited to join the Monday lunch bunch. As the current topic is geometry, the students are working on proving and disproving current proofs. On Wednesdays, students who are struggling have been invited to come to get extra help from volunteer students who want to support their classmates. The students were paired off and worked together to help complete extra practice problems and talk through their math reasoning. All students are encouraged to speak to me, Ms. Wachs prior to attending either session.
In order to celebrate Kindness Week, we decorated our door to show our steps toward kindness. We also spent time thinking about acts of kindness we could each do as individuals and added them to the school's tree of kindness leaves. After thinking about kindness in many ways, the students were given the task of passing around kindness to their classmates through kindness-grams. Each "gram" had a small act of kindness to complete. Once you receive one you needed to pass the act of kindness on to another student. We hope that the acts of kindness will continue to spread past this special week.
We had such an amazing time learning the science of snow tubing. We were able to complete some short experiences with speed and distance before enjoying the freedom of snow tubing all afternoon. In science class the students will continue to have the opportunity to calculate data and plot the information, crossing over into our math curriculum of graphing, analyzing, and calculating a set of data points. We will continue to use what we learned on the mountain as we progress in our math curriculum! Thank you to all the parent volunteers for making this trip possible.