Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hug Skillin School

The Challenge Committee recently presented the whole Skillin School with a unique and fun challenge.  They wondered, if every student and staff member all joined hands around the school, could we give Skillin School a hug? This gave us the opportunity to talk about estimation, perimeter, and measurement in a real world context. Read on to find out if it was possible! So, here are some photos from the day.  Even Channel 8 was on hand to find out if it could be done. Check out their website to see photos from the event.

We did it!!

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I live in Cape Elizabeth with my husband, two daughters, and our cat Nessie. Our family loves to spend time outdoors together, camping, hiking, and gardening. Another past time of mine is triathlons. I have completed nine triathlons, including one Half Ironman. I loved swimming, biking, and running 70.3 miles! You might also find me cozied up with a good book in my free time. I have been teaching for 10 years in a variety of grade levels. Fifth grade is my favorite! The kids are capable of so much! I can't say I have a favorite subject to teach, but love getting students to think deeply. I enjoy getting kids to think critically and be creative in all subject areas. I often use simulations and project based learning to do this. Teambuilding and working on social skills in another major goal of mine. Teaching kids to work effectively together and use good communication skills will help prepare them for life after school.