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Pinewood Elementary School celebrates reading and math
3/16/10

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More than 80 families gathered at Pinewood Elementary School on February 23 to participate in the school’s annual Family Fun Reading and Math Night. 

The night was full of interactive and engaging activities for students and parents to enjoy.

Teachers presented many mathematics-related sessions, including “Jeopardy,” where teams of families competed in an interactive math challenge as they tested their knowledge of concepts relating to number sense and problem solving. Another session focused on the Japanese art of paper folding known as origami. In this session, students and parents had to use both artistic and mathematical knowledge and skills to build origami works of art. A third popular session was called “Nimble with Numbers” and featured an exploration of math-related magic tricks.

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Teacher-led reading sessions included a life-sized version of the popular board game Scrabble – with students as the letter pieces. In the session “Spider Creations,” students and parents had to read a recipe and follow the directions to make an edible spider. Other sessions included “Wheel of Reading,” where students spun a wheel and guessed phrases related to reading at Pinewood, and “Music Magic,” where students and parents created words using musical notes.

Story by Ann B. Vogt, reading specialist, Pinewood Elementary School. Pictures courtesy of Pinewood Elementary School.
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