First graders enjoyed a special hour-long session with Mrs. Mowery from the Hands-on House. She taught us all about using Math as a Picnic! On the “picnic” side, we skip-counted the ants on some desserts, put fractions together to make some pies, estimated the amount of beans to fill a container, estimated the size of a sandwich to fill Mr. Big Mouth, and added the ketchup/mustard on the burgers and dogs (sum or difference was found on the corresponding bun). After eating, we played in the park! We subtracted leaves by using a wind-machine to blow them off a tree, measured our fish in inches (only trying to catch the “keepers!”), found symmetrical butterflies in a net, sorted bugs by shape/color/size, and weighed teddy bears on a balance scale. We are VERY grateful to our PTO for helping to provide all the first grade classes with such a wonderful time.
Speaking of the PTO, have you sent in your label sheets for our big fundraiser? You have one more day! (Wed. March 13 is the deadline).