Math Journeys 2011 – Day 8

Students worked on a variety of problems today. Some classrooms were busy beginning the sub sandwich problem while others were finishing it. Several classrooms were working on the levelized Cuisenaire rods problems and others were finishing work on the peach tart problems. This idea of not rushing and finishing what you start is an important belief that the staff at Journeys has. We do not encourage teachers to rush through the curriculum. We want each classroom to work at a pace that fits the needs of that room. Some will work a bit slower than others. That’s OK as long as learning is taking place.

We had several parents visit today and I want to thank them for coming to see what our school is about. They had many complimentary remarks about our program. One parent even took five pages of notes to take back with her to help her child the rest of the summer. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, please do. We love having visitors!

An electrical engineer visited our school today to talk to the students about what engineers do . He did a great job explaining all the wonderful careers to be had by folks interested in becoming an engineer. He also stayed after school to work with the teachers on a special design challenge that we will conduct on the last day of school.

Check out some of what we did today by viewing the photos and videos below!

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