Thursday, November 21, 2013

American Education Week

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!!!


  1. Darling! I would have laid one on too :-)

  2. So fun! I used to look forward to AE week too but now that my kids are in 7th and 11th grade, there are not any activities for parents to participate in! It's shocking how disconnected you can feel to your children's schools once they hit middle school! There are still lots of volunteer opportunities but not in the classrooms like they had in elementary!

  3. So sweet!! I remember those innocent days. So great that you enjoy every minute.

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