This week is American Education Week and my kiddos' school has held events every day this week. I look forward to this week each year since I love getting a glimpse of what my kiddos' school day is like. Oh and I might enjoy embarrassing them a little bit too!
At the beginning of the week the fifth grade class this year hosted a Math 24 tournament. Math 24 is a game where you are given a card with four numbers and the object of the game is to make 24. You can add, subtract, multiply and divide. Use all four numbers on a card, but use each number only once. Not a simple task if you ask me!
And I have a feeling that B's pattern might have been holding her back. Every time a card had a "2" and a "4" on it, L would shout out "24". In his mind it made perfect sense! I am just not sure the rest of the fifth graders saw it that way.
Then later in the week, the third graders hosted a "wax museum". Each third grader had been given the name of a famous American and was asked to do a research project on that person complete with a speech, poster and costume. M was assigned George Washington Carver.
It was just too cute to see all of the third graders standing still in the gym waiting for a parent to come over and touch their "push me" button. Then they came to life the read their speech. I may or may not have given my "waxed statue" a kiss. I simple could not help myself!!!