CLARK – Students at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark have been learning estimation skills and Spanish vocabulary.
Could you estimate the average length of a humpback whale? Miss Sinicropi’s 5th grade math students at the Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark sure can after learning about estimation and rounding this past week.
Miss Sinicropi taught more than the mere theories of estimation and rounding, also asking her students to think about how estimation could impact their lives. The students’ abstract knowledge was soon put to good use when they read Counting on Frank, a short story by Rod Clement. This book, along with its entertaining illustrations, asks readers to do more than guess about the size of whales and numbers of peas one could avoid eating; it asks them to estimate these figures. The picture above shows Miss Sinicropi’s students posing with the Counting on Frank book which helped them translate classroom mathematics into practical application.
Students in Miss Parlavecchio’s fourth grade class at Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark began learning the months of the year in Spanish class. Students also learned some vocabulary words that go along with holidays and months, such as, celebramos (we celebrate). After the mini lesson on months, students were showed a dance using the months to the sound of “The Macarena.” Students enjoyed dancing in front of the classroom and will surely remember “los meses” now!
(Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)
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