This week in math, the children continued collecting data with one die and a coin (sometimes simultaneously!) PIG has proved to be one of the most popular games we’ve played this year. We will go on to learn about mathematical sampling in the next weeks, as well as what happens when you use two dice instead of just one - is getting a seven as likely as getting a two?
Our cardboard city is looking beautiful - signs have appeared, and it is looking much more orderly. On Friday, Elaine and Grace worked with the children on exploring bridge building with newspaper. Because our city is divided by a river, bridges will need to be added soon. Our related pen pal project is going well - the 2nd batch of adorable letters have been drafted, edited, mailed, and opened. The 3rd batch is now in first draft form.
August and Jackson came prepared with two special books to read to their classmates on Wednesday, and the audience members were quiet and appreciative - nice job by all!
A special event this week was a field trip to the Wild Swan Theater to see The Wizard of Oz. Elaine Neelands was the guest teacher on both Thursday and Friday, and I know the children must have loved being with her - and I look forward to a very positive report.