Today we continued our annual tradition of planting ferns in the riparian area of White Oak Savanna. If you have never been, I encourage you to visit the park and take in all of the beautiful sights. As you can see from the pictures, fall is a wonderful time to visit.
Today we discussed the idea of neuroplasticity, which explains how the brain can change throughout an individual's lifetime. With repeated and focused attention, we can create new habits and re-wire our brain. It is so important that kids understand that their attitude and mindset can have a profound impact on their lives.
Mr. Wavra, Mr. Porter, and I went on a memorable trip to Cambodia and Thailand this summer. We saw so many new things, met so many great people, and ate so many delicious meals. Here is a little glimpse into our experience:
This morning students participated in the Metric Math Olympic Games. Events included Left Handed Sponge Squeeze, Right Handed Marble Grab, Bigfoot, Cotton Ball Shot Put, Straw Javelin, and Paper Plate Discus.
Students had fun competing and measuring. Awards were given to students for outstanding performance as well as to the students whose estimation was closest to their actual result.
We took our annual trip to the Oregon Food Bank this week to help repackage food for families in need. We had a great time working together to put potatoes in bags for food box distribution. Thanks to all the students and parent volunteers for helping to make this a successful service project.
- How long can you hang from a bar?
- How fast can you run around the bases twice?
- How long can you jump rope without messing up?
- How long can you keep your eyes open without blinking?
- How many basketball shots can you make in 1 minute?
- How long does it take you to type a sentence?
- How far can you jump?
- How long is your foot?