Somehow, the four-day weeks often feel longer than normal five-day weeks, and this week was no exception! Perhaps it is because our week was packed with so much engaging activity.
On Tuesday, to mix things up, students were given new table partners. They each told me 5 students they would like to sit with, and I promised to get each student at a table with at least one of their friends on the list. They knew, however, that classroom expectations would be even more rigorous under this new arrangement. They agreed, and have so far kept their end of the bargain.
Also on Tuesday, the class voted for Kaia to be our Student Council representative for the year and for Max to be our alternate. Congratulations to both of them and to all the students who ran. I am proud of each of you for going for it! In addition, Kaia announced to us that he will be running for school president! Go Kaia!
Yesterday we had our second round of math centers, and we thank Robert Giebler, Danielle Racich, and Kim Dilena for their help in running the math games. I'll try to remember to snap some pictures next time!
This week Mrs. Gaine and I teamed up for a science lesson on photosynthesis. Her students brought their chairs into our classroom and we got cozy! Amazingly, the students maintained their professionalism and enjoyed the benefit of both of our energies. We took an informal poll and the students voted almost unanimously to try it again. They will have their chance on Monday when we do an experiment with sugars.