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," explained Mrs. Wylie.
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 17-23: National Volunteer Week (see the story below)
- Wednesday, April 20: Mitali Perkins author visit
Thursday, April 21: K-8 Students Late Arrival Day; school begins 90 minutes later and buses pick up students 90 minutes later (Quest Food Services will serve lunch on the Late Arrival Day.)
Thursday, April 21: Early Childhood Nonattendance Day
Monday, April 25: No School, Nonattendance Day
Friday, April 29: Movie Night
Parent Input Form
At Sprague, we believe that home-school collaboration creates the best possible placement for students.
The creation of classes is an important process for our students where staff collectively looks at the needs of individuals, groups, the balance of academics, and social-emotional needs, to create healthy learning groups and environments.
If you wish to share information on your child, this Google Doc Form provides you with the opportunity to do so. The input you provide will be reviewed and considered as we begin planning for your child's upcoming school year. While specific teacher requests cannot be accommodated, your insight is valued. We look forward to providing your child with continued learning excellence. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with your child's team.
Please note, the input you share is not private between the Principal and parent and will be shared with our team during the placement process. Please do not request specific teachers. Any response form that lists a specific teacher will not be included in the placement process. Please complete a form for each of your children, if desired. This form needs to be completed by April 22, 2022.
Thanking Our Volunteers
National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate the impact of volunteer service in our schools and communities. District 103 volunteers give countless hours to benefit our students and help our district excel. We are grateful for all you do for District 103 and Thank You for the tremendous positive impact you have on our school community!
In connection with National Volunteer Week, which takes place April 17-23, the Lincolnshire–Prairie View School District 103 Board of Education will recognize its volunteer leaders at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the D103 Administration Building, 111 Barclay Blvd., Lincolnshire.
We welcome the community to attend the board meeting either in person or through our YouTube channel to support the recognition of the leaders of the district's Parent Teacher Organization and Learning Fund Foundation.
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is our volunteer-based non-profit organization that focuses on supporting our schools to enhance the learning process of our children.
The Learning Fund Foundation is a group of volunteers who collaborate to bring innovative learning programs, experiences, and scholarships to our D103 students.
"We are very honored to work alongside our PTO and Learning Fund Foundation. Both organizations provide needed financial and volunteer support for our staff to enhance our students' learning throughout the year. We are grateful for our treasured partnerships." said Superintendent Scott Warren.
Join the Fun with Hundreds of Others
Close to 300 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.
Soccer Registration Closing
LSA Spring Soccer Registration is closing Soon! Sessions begin the week of April 18 at North Park! The Spring Soccer program is offered to boys and girls who are 3-14-years-old. This program is led by professional Chicago Rush North coaches. Each professionally-led training session will be spent learning a variety of basic soccer fundamentals (i.e. dribbling, passing, and shooting). These sessions will also include some small-sided games with an emphasis on basic positioning, teamwork, and strategy, in a FUN, POSITIVE environment.