Thursday, August 30, 2007

Loads of Visitors!

We had a lot of different people in the room today. We have a student from William Jewell College, Mr. Walrond, that will be with us on Thursdays for the next 7 weeks. He is completing a requirement for one of his classes. I think he is a really great guy and has a lot to offer to the kids. I am anxious to see what kinds of lessons he comes up with. He will be teaching just a few lessons in his time at Manor Hill.

We also had some visitors from Leavenworth schools that watched a math lesson today. Leavenworth is implementing Everyday Math for the first time. It is always fun to talk to teachers from different school districts.

We finished up our science experiment page today as well as spent some time working on longitude and latitude. We used professional football teams to help us with this. Students had to find the cities from some pro football teams. It was funny, one of the kids came up to me and asked if they could find their favorite team and find the latitude and longitude for them. Absolutely, so the next kid asked if they had to keep it to pro football. No way, you can look up any team you want! They were totally excited when I told them they could find as many others as they wanted. Who am I to argue when the kids want to do more practice on something.

Don’t forget that Parent Information Evening is tonight!

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