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Gym Usage & Gym Re-waxing
Children’s Choice Award
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Victoria Visits First Grade
Hinton School is very fortunate
to have access to the educational opportunities offered by Victoria Shamblen,
naturalist from Plymouth County Parks. Many of our classes often take
advantage of in-class programs that Victoria provides. On November 17,
Victoria presented her lesson “Magnificent Mammals” to the first graders.
This coincided with an integrated literature and science unit on bears and
mammals. During Victoria’s visit, the students listened to a book about
mammals, learned the five characteristics of mammals, and played the game “Is
it a Mammal?” We are glad that we are able to take advantage of these
programs. Thank you, Victoria!
In Algebra, students are
learning about ratios and probabilities.
We are discussing some real life probabilities including rain forecast
and coin flips. They are learning the
difference between theoretical and experimental probabilities, just because
it is supposed to happen, doesn’t mean it will.
The Algebra students are
also debating the Monty Hall problem that was made famous in the 1970’s on
the game show “Let’s Make a Deal”.
Those familiar with the game remember the end of the show when the
contestant had to choose between three doors, one hiding a car and the other
two hiding goats. The contestant must
make a choice whether they want to switch their original choice or keep
it. The students are deciding if the
contestants odds of winning the car increase, decrease, or stay the same when
they switch doors.
Gym Usage & Gym
Gym use for public use is
scheduled through the superintendents office and times are available from 7
PM to 9 PM Monday thru Friday. Please be sure to check with the office for a
time before scheduling a practice. Gym use is not to start at 6:30 PM or 6:00
PM even if the gym is not in use. Please be sure to respect the use of the
gym as well as the others who are signed up to use it.
The main gym will be closed
over Christmas break for re-waxing from Monday, December 28th
until Sunday, January 2nd. To ensure the wax sets properly please
stay out of the gym until Sunday, January 2nd 2010.