Open House a Big Success!

Posted by Keeley Lombardi on 9/25/2015

Estimation Jar                                Emma T. wins Prize

On Wednesday, Sept 23rd Room 8 welcomed families to visit our classroom.  We had a great turnout!  Families toured the classroom, guided by their children, and had the opportunity to choose a time slot for Parent Conferences (Wednesday 11/18 and Thursday 11/19).  A PowerPoint slide presentation played in the background, informing parents of class policies and academic expectations.  Mrs. Lombardi also invited parents to sign up for REMIND--a free communication service where parents/students can receive text messages from Mrs. Lombardi reminding them of upcoming class events.  (Look for the REMIND information tab on the main page for further information, or to sign up!)

Students got to give their best estimate at the estimation jar!  The student closest to the real answer won a pumpkin!  Congratulations go out to Emma T. for her estimate of 96.  (actual answer was 95--nice estimation skills!).  When asked to share her strategy, Emma stated she walked around the full jar counting how many little pumpkins were lining the sides of the jar--and then she estimated how many more little pumpkins it would take to fill up the middle.  Open House was a great night, and a great start to a wonderful school year!