Well… I learned my lesson. If you challenge a group of highly motivated children to a pretty difficult task that requires teamwork, persistence, flexible thinking, and perseverance, they WILL rise to the occasion.
Let me explain. Several years ago, I purchased a spatial reasoning puzzle (The Ultimate Puzzle) that has no pictures – only shapes – and FORTY-EIGHT solutions. Every school year students strive to find as many solutions to the puzzle as they possibly can. They usually top out around 24-25 solutions. This year we sweetened the deal… if they worked together to find ALL of the solutions, I agreed to wear a tutu and cartwheel down our hallway. At the end of the day on Wednesday, they had found 46 solutions. They gained another yesterday and found the final solution today! 48 solutions = Mrs. Reavis in a tutu cartwheeling down the hallway.
Lesson learned. Happy Summer!! Please don’t judge my form. 🙂
Hi, all! Just a reminder about our 3rd and 4th grade awards programs.
- The 4th grade program is tomorrow (5/25/17) from 12:30 PM to approximately 1:45 PM.
- The 3rd grade program is Friday (5/26/17) from 8:30 AM to approximately 9:30 AM.
Clarification: We always have some parents ask if they can take their child with them after the program. IF you would like to take your child with you after their awards program, you may. IF you decide to do so, you must sign them out of school with their teacher (we will have sign-out sheets with us.) We will certainly be here the rest of the day and plan for most of the class to be here with us, but also understand if you’d like to sign your child out early.
Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any questions. Thanks!!
Please follow the link to learn more about opportunities this summer for High Ability students in grades 2-12.
Project Ahead Flyer_Summer 2017
It looks like it will be a beautiful day for Field Day tomorrow! Please put sunscreen on your child before they leave your house. Also, the Student Council is sponsoring a Hat Day tomorrow. A donation of 50 cents is encouraged; all donations will go towards the purchase of a Buddy Bench for our playground.
Our students will be visiting the Book Fair during their usual Library time this week. If you’re available to help with the Book Fair, I know Mrs. Simmons would love a few more volunteers.
- 3rd graders – Wednesday from 10:10 – 10:46
- 4th graders – Thursday from 8:50 – 9:26
The Book Fair will also be open on Friday during our Spring Fling (6:00 – 8:00.)
Our amazing PTO is still in need of several volunteers for our Spring Fling (Friday, May 19th.) Please follow the link, and sign-up for a spot if you’re able. Thanks!