Friday, January 8, 2010
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. Students have quickly adjusted back to their school routines. Yesterday I was talking to first graders at lunch about what they had learned that morning in school. They eagerly engaged me in conversation about matter. Their captivating faces showed great enthusiasm as they were excited to know if I was aware that matter could exist in three different states: a solid, liquid or gas. As I moved about the cafeteria, a similar conversation ensued from the kindergarten students about the fascinating patterns they were looking at in math. The students were amazed at all the different combinations that could be equated with the different variables. This love of learning and foundation building for future studies in chemistry and algebra is testament to the strong instruction present at Pine Glen. In addition, it also serves notice to the wonderful teachers who promote and model these qualities daily.