Cherry Brook Primary School in Canton has been busy with some very special events recently, including a Family Math Night as well as Windows to the Night Sky.
Math Night, which was organized by our Math and Science Coordinator Lisa Deltano, and was held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, was attending by approximately one hundred people.
The evening was for everyone from kindergarten to third grade families, who came to learn new games to support the children’s understanding of math. Students and their families had a wonderful time playing games like Math Top-It, Multiplication Baseball, Guess the Pattern, and more. All of these games are designed to give students’ practice in the math operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication. One of the big hits of the night was the estimation jar. However, another important factor in having Math Night, is for families to have a great time together!
Science Night has been a tradition for second grade classes for the past several years. The night was organized by Linda Caraher, a second grade teacher, and was a great success in spite of the bitter cold we were experiencing on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Students and their caregivers enjoyed a presentation in the gym to begin, and then rotated in class groups between telescopes and stargazing, iPad sky viewing, games such as Planet Parachute, and science based activities and projects such as making phases of the moon.
This was a collaborative effort amongst the Canton Community as we had students Canton Intermediate School and Canton Middle School assist with our stellar learning. In addition we had three Astronomers lending their expertise. It’s a successful night when second graders are able to examine clear craters on the moon, and lay their eyes on Jupiter as well as it’s orbiting moons in the same evening.
At CBPS, we try to plan events that focus on learning, but also bring families together to have fun. Hopefully the families of CBPS that attended these events would agree!