Sunday, October 21, 2018

Measuring and Mentorship

Watching gifted kids in action can truly be amazing ... especially when older kids are mentoring younger ones. The Olympians have been meeting with the Ladybugs and Bumblebees once a week to help them work on skills that are difficult for little hands to master. The week these pictures were taken, the younger students were studying apples. They used a spiralizer to peel apple skins into long, thin segments. Together, we took these segments out to the playground to measure them. We talked about inches and centimeters, compared lengths of different pieces, added and subtracted the lengths of different segments, compared them to our heights, and finally, laid them all out in a long line across the playground that turned out to be almost 20 kid-lengths long! 

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