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Posted on Sep 29, 2011

Gillispie “Gem” of the Week

September 29, 2011 Under the watchful eye of Gillispie’s Grades 2,3,6 math specialist Susan Adams, Grade 3 students Tristan L. and Isabel R. discuss the solution to an equation as the Math Beach Ball is tossed around. Such kinesthetic, games-based learning improves math fluency and provides a welcome alternative to paperwork. Family game times that include dice and cards can offer the same benefits of improved number sense. Connor A. and Arden L. plant fall crop seeds in one of Gillispie’s schoolyard gardening areas; the areas have been open for gardening during some elementary recess times. Thanks to parent Erin M. for providing the enthusiasm and know-how to get this year’s planting underway.
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