Teacher Ann Novotnik’s second graders at Holmes Elementary School had a unique opportunity to share what they were learning.
Titled “An Afternoon of Math,” students and their parents worked together at a variety of math-related stations. The event was intended to highlight how students can move from concrete experiences to pictorial representations to abstract thinking, according to Holmes Principal Paula Bleakley.
“Math celebrations are a wonderful way for teachers and students to share the focus of their work — both process and content — with parents and other important adults in our children’s lives, “ said Bleakley. “This shared understanding allows for consistent and shared support of student learning both at home and at school.”
Among staff pitching in to help were K-5 Math and Science Director Linda Johnson and Math Specialist Melissa Labrosciano.
“It was an exciting afternoon for our second graders,” said Bleakley.
— Marc Marin is district director of instructional technology. This article is republished from the Darien Public Schools News of the Week newsletter.