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A Week in Pictures

A Few Highlights from the Week

Campaign posters, stickers, and speeches all graced our school this past week. We had 7 students running for two co-positions of class president and student representative to the board. They each had to write a paragraph (or more) explaining why they were running and what they hoped to accomplish. We listened to these speeches during our morning circle. Then we had a vote on how they were going to vote. They all wanted to be able to vote for as many candidates as they supported - in some cases that meant everyone. The students who didn't win were definitely disappointed, but they accepted the results of the election with grace.

We had a publishing party on Friday. It's a definite due date that helps make sure that we get our stories done, a way to share them with our school community, a chance to get feedback from our peers and families, and the opportunity to really celebrate our writing. As one first grader told me, "I love it when people read my story! This is the best!"

We have been working with measurement in math class. The oldest kids have been converting between units and finding the mean, median, and mode of a set of data. The 1st-5th graders are working on becoming more accurate measurers: practicing lining up their tool with the object and carefully marking it if they need to use that tool more than once. The 1st and 2nd graders talked about why we need some standard forms of measurement - when we used our feet for a series of measurements we all got different answers.


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