Archive for May, 2014

Mathematician Greg Tang

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On Wednesday Wescott was lucky enough to be visited by author and mathematician Greg Tang.  It was so fun meeting and working with him!  We have been using his math site for awhile now and it was neat being able to work with the person who created it.  Greg Tang shared so many new and interesting ways to think about math and gave us some new strategies to help us when solving math problems.

I learned a neat trick that I’ll remember when I have to multiply numbers by 11!  It was also pretty cool how he was able to solve a complicated addition problem faster than the teachers could on a calculator.  I also can’t wait to read all of the math stories he has written.  I bet they have a lot of neat tricks in them as well!  The group Kakooma game was pretty fun too!

What was something you learned from working with Greg Tang?  What did you find most exciting?  What was your favorite part of the assembly?

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Memorial Day

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I hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.  I was able to spend a few nights away camping.  It was so fun and relaxing sitting by a campfire, roasting marshmallows to make s’mores, and spending time with friends and family.  What did you doing on this long weekend?  How did you spend Memorial Day Monday?

Visiting our Pen Pals!

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We had such a nice time walking over and visiting our Pen Pals at Covenant Village.  Even though there was a little rain on our walk back, the day was fun and exciting!  You all did such a great job singing your songs for the residents.  They loved seeing you and hearing you sing!

What was your favorite part about visiting Covenant Village?  What was something special you and your pen pal talked about? Was there anything you learned you after visiting your pen pal that you didn’t know before our visit?

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Visit from Bill Bellis and Dr. Amy Brodsky

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We had a wonderful visit yesterday from the chief meteorologist from the FOX 32 news; Mr. Bill Bellis.  He brought along Dr. Amy Brodsky to talk about sun protection.  Its was a very interesting assembly and we learned a lot of important information!  What did you find most interesting about their presentation?  What was the most important thing you learned?


Shedd Aquarium

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The 2nd graders had a wonderful field trip on Monday visiting the Shedd Aquarium.  We saw many fun and interesting sea creatures.  We even got to see an exciting dolphin show!  What was your favorite part of the field trip?  What was the most exciting or interesting sea creature you saw?

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