Interns Tori Bruno, Sara Fieg, Michelle Grossman, Loryn McMillan, and Stephanie Twigg hosted an evening of family education and fun as a service-learning project at Carrolltowne Elementary School.
Intern Michelle Grossman
Throughout the evening, parents and their children worked together to complete grade-specific math and reading activities. These “make-and-take” activities provided an opportunity for continued reinforcement of learning at home.
Early childhood students discovered how many bears were hiding in a cave (subtraction skills). Second graders matched hotdog buns and hotdogs (subtraction equations). Third grade students (and parents) reinforced geometric knowledge as they constructed various angles. Intermediate students constructed a tri-fold highlighting attributes of many geometric shapes. ELA activities included the construction of a camping trip journal (narrative writing). A study of character traits was completed by third graders. Rotations throughout the evening also included a visit to the Book Fair in the Media Center.
The hallways of Carrolltowne were filled with noisy – but productive – chatter.