By: O’Brien Wolff
On Sunday, October 8, Middle Circle families gathered in Grace to join in the annual classroom tradition of a communal potluck. Yes of course, there was a delicious spread with homemade dishes and local eats. Aromas of freshly-baked muffins, savory egg dishes, and even kid-favorite hot chocolate circulated the corridor as parents and kids mingled over their morning meal. However, everyone knew the real crunching had little to do with food, and more to do with numbers.
The morning ended with a giant community game of POP!, reaching a record high of 328 as the group paid close attention to place value and counting. MC families left the morning potluck with more than just a full belly. Middle Circlers left proud, capable and more determined to play math outside of school; while, parents also left feeling better equipped to exercise excitement, practice and love of math at home with their child(ren).