party Archives - Mary Kienstra

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Book of the Year 2015

By: Mary Kienstra on: April 14, 2015  in: Engagement, enthusiasm, party, reading,

Today was the great reveal for the book of the year for 2015.  It was a very close race, but HOLES by Louis Sachar won.  My students voted for the book using a March Madness style bracket to narrow down the choices.  I love this unit as it engages all readers in talking about books! […] Read more


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Pi Day – Math Holiday Celebration!

By: Mary Kienstra on: March 6, 2014  in: Engagement, fun, Math, party, pi day, ratio

Our favorite math holiday is coming up next week.  It’s time to plan a party for your math students. Mathematicians have decided that 3.14 or March 14 is pi day – a day to celebrate math.  I teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  They love pi day, even if they don’t fully understand the concept […] Read more