O.K., tomorrow is the vote! I’ve been so impressed with the conversations we’ve had this week, and the maturity and seriousness the students have brought to investigating the various candidates. Today, in addition to scoping out the candidates for Trustee, we discussed whether kids even should be thinking about this “grown-up” stuff, and why it might or might not be a good idea to participate.
And we did some cool exploring and reasoning and explaining about our representing in mathematics. The task: create (at least) six models that showed “half”. Very interesting for me to see what they see as half and what they are not intuitively seeing as half. Gives us some places to go (including one quarter and five-eighths), which is good!
Also, we ate pickles.
I’ll leave it to your children to explain why we ate pickles. Suffice it to say, it had everything to do with this lovely book, which we are almost finished. It will be available for borrowing for students who wish to read it on their own or bring it home for family reading.