This week in math class, besides doing our usual work, we learned an addictive and super fun one-die probability game called PIG. The children need to use addition to keep a running total, use strategy skills, and have a good dose of lady luck. A couple of days our math books got short shrift I'm afraid because it was just so much darn fun, but we put our noses to the grindstone to make up for it on other days. One die and two dice data collection games are on deck for next week.
We continued work on our memory pages, and wrote sweet invitations to our poem-in-pocket tea party. This yearly event was held Thursday afternoon, and children and parents shared wonderful poems with each other.
In preparation, students read directions for making delicious Snickerdoodle cookies - and used teamwork and math skills to make them perfectly with no help from their teacher. These were a big hit at the event.
Our big seed saving project is continuing nicely. The pepper seeds proved viable so we put them into packages - now we have peppers, squash, and heirloom tomato seeds ready to go. We still have more seeds to package, but we are getting there.
We were invited to two plays this week - Spencer's Elective group put on an interactive play where we got to be problem solvers about real-life social situations, and Karl's 7-8 Shakespearean players will delight us at the end of the day on Friday.