Thinking Outside the Box
Sprague students stood in front of shoe sized boxes studying how they might stack them into a packing box to maximize the volume inside.
Sprague Reach Teacher Christie Wylie received a shipment of 320 bags of single serve popcorn. The popcorn was donated to Sprague from Double Good Popcorn to celebrate all staff members for "creating joy" and being a part of the essential workers team during the pandemic!
After removing the popcorn from the boxes she used the boxes as a teaching moment having first-graders consider how spatial awareness and volume, if positioned differently in a larger box, used up more or less space.
Thinking outside the box, Sadie O’Kelly, and Mira Nawal, both 7, stacked their boxes vertically and discovered that it maximized the space in the larger box allowing them to pack the most amount of popcorn in a single packing box.
First-Grade Common Core State Standards for math include having students organize objects into categories and compare the number of objects in different categories, which is what Mrs. Wylie’s students did during this project.
“Using actual boxes during this math exploration provided the opportunity for children to use flexible thinking and to discover that there were multiple solutions,” Mrs. Wylie said.
Follow the Sprague calendar for end of the year activities and events. Don't miss out. Follow along on our interactive calendar where you can pick and choose what to note and search for items you don't see.
- April 26-June 1: ABC Countdown
- April 30: LFF Brick Ceremony, 9 a.m., at Daniel Wright
- May 2 to Friday, May 6: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3: Early Childhood No School
May 3: Limited summer school registration will close at 11:59 p.m.
May 13: Health Moves Minds Walk, permission form required
May 16: Second-grade parents meet with Half Day Principal Jill Mau at 6:30 p.m.
May 17: Second-graders visit Half Day during the school day
May 19: Second-grade field trip to Brookfield Zoo. Permission and pay on the RevTrak Web Store
A recent survey of parents and teachers resulted in almost 85 percent of parents and 98 percent of teachers supporting the option of offering remote/virtual parent teacher conferences in the future. Administration realizes that some parents would like the option of in-person parent teacher conferences. The administration will work on how best to accommodate both in-person and virtual conferences in the future.
Summer School Registration Closes Tuesday
District 103’s summer school registration is open temporarily. Please review the updated and limited class descriptions prior to registering.
Board of Education Meeting
The regular Board of Education meeting will occur at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page. D103 board meetings will be held in-person and live-streamed each month on our YouTube Channel. Members of the community should attend the meeting at 111 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire if they would like to make a public comment. The public can also contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brick Legacy Fundraiser Ceremony
The D103 Learning Fund Foundation is honoring its donors with a Brick Legacy ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Daniel Wright. The donors' names are listed at the bottom of the foundation website. Visit Daniel Wright to see the many bricks inscribed with D103 family members' names. Please visit the LFF website to place your order.
Volunteers Needed for 5K
Over 530 students, parents, and staff have registered for the Saturday, May 21, D103 PTO 5K Run/Walk. Sign up today and join in the fun morning activity with friends, neighbors, and classmates. Volunteers are needed. Run the race and volunteer for a good cause.
Homers for Heroes
Stevenson High School is honoring the military with an appreciation day on Saturday, May 7, on its baseball/softball fields, One Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. Family fun activities include hotdogs and burgers. a bouncy house, games, and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please visit the SHS athletic event schedule for details.