Friday, January 11, 2019

Welcome back!

The Ladybugs are working on symmetry,
the kids are creating symmetrical
designs around a line a of symmetry.
They were so successful with their designs!

First Friday is always a fun day for the whole school.
Today the topic was "building".  Different
classrooms had different building materials.
We finished the morning with some one on one reading
with the middle schoolers.



We are so lucky to be in a school that sees the value of pairing younger and older students to learn from each other.  It seems obvious what the younger kids get-one on one instruction, attention and opportunities to try things that they aren't big enough to do on their own.  What the big kids get is a little less obvious.  If you asked them, they would tell you they get to be roll models, play with little kids that think they are heroes, they learn to be patient with little people who don't always follow directions and that they learn a lot from the younger students.  They also tell us they might just get an appreciation for how hard being a teacher can be.  It's a win-win!






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