Students learn about math, spend time with parents

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Second-grader Eliel Boche, 8, and kindergartener Analia Boche, 6, both of Exeter, work on a math project at the "Star Wars graph station" at Exeter Elementary's Math Night last week, while mom helps hold glue. The event featured five different math-related stations to help students learn math concepts such as counting, graphs and measuring as part of Title 1 activities. Exeter Title 1 Math and Reading Teacher Dawna Snell said the school hosts two events each year where students can learn about math and reading, while interacting with their parents. Many students wore a "jet pack" made by Exeter Counselor Sarah Buntin and Snell. A book exchange was also available. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Second-grader Eliel Boche, 8, and kindergartener Analia Boche, 6, both of Exeter, work on a math project at the "Star Wars graph station" at Exeter Elementary's Math Night last week, while mom helps hold glue.

Second-grader Hailey Lawrence, 7, of Exeter, shows her mom what she did at the "time travel" table, in which she completed word problems about time based on a Dr. Who-themed adventure. The station was just one of five stations set up at the Exeter Elementary gymnasium for Math Night Thursday. Many students, including Lawrence, wore a "jet pack" made by Exeter Counselor Sarah Buntin and Title 1 Math and Reading Teacher Dawna Snell for the event, which is one of two held each year for students to learn about math and reading, and as a bonus, have an opportunity to interact with their parents. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Diana Estes helps grandson and second-grader Calitri Estes, 9, of Exeter, measure how far his space craft flew at Math Night last week. The "space shuttle" station taught students about measurement. Five stations were set up at the event to teach children all about math and how it factors into so many parts of our lives. Estes was one of many students who wore a "jet pack" made by Exeter Counselor Sarah Buntin and Title 1 Math and Reading Teacher Dawna Snell. A book exchange was also available, where students could trade books, or purchase them for only 25 cents. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Exeter Elementary students participate in the "space shuttle" station last week during Math Night, one of five different stations that were set up as part of Title 1 activities to give children fun, creative ways to learn about math and measurements. At this station, students attached a spacecraft to a straw, blew as hard as they could, then used a tape measure to see how far their spacecraft flew. A book exchange area was also available, where students could purchase books for only 25 cents, or bring books from home to exchange. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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