We finish our math block this week by hearing more stories of Captain Felix Fisher. After spending a couple of weeks practicing the entire process of vertical multiplication, they are ready for the shortcuts we often use as adults. Though the shortcut is, well, shorter, it it very important that they have the sense of the numbers they are using and how the whole process works. They will have some exposure to double digit multiplication this week which we will continue to practice for the rest of the year in math class.
Though I spoke this at the meeting on Wednesday, I am so proud that I am putting it in writing as well. The class earned approximately $1000 more than was needed to pay for our field trip to the farm. They voted on 2 organizations to donate that extra Seed money to. They chose Defenders of Wildlife, which protects endangered species, and Mercy Home, which is a home in Chicago for children that need one. They were extremely excited about making these donations. They easily could have said, “a pizza party” when asked what we should use the money for. We all have something to learn from their joy in giving.
Grandparent’s and Special Friend’s Day- Friday, May 5th.
Choral Concert- Friday, May 5th at 6:00 in the Shrine. Children should arrive at 5:15 and meet in the hall downstairs. Please see Mr. Garcia’s email for more details.
Mayfaire- Saturday, May 13th. Come enjoy our final festival of the year! Look for more details to come. See Mr. Garcia’s email about the Orchestra concert on this day. Students should arrive in the hall at 10:00am. The concert begins at 10:30 in the hall. Our first performance!