10.24.2012
 WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW_____________________________________________
 SCHOOL CORNER >     MATH LEAGUE!   Pre-season begins Wednesday, 11/7For students interested in participating in pre-season Math League and/or joining the Math League, and for parents interested in coaching Math League, please click here for details. Questions? Please contact ________________________________________    AFTER-SCHOOL MATH TUTORING PROGRAM Enrollment forms available at the officeOver 50 math tutors from Brookline High School are available to tutor our students in grades 3-6, on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5pm. Contact Jeanne Wilson with questions.  ________________________________________ MOCK PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, Monday, 11/5 Pierce School will hold a Mock Presidential Election on Monday, 11/5. We hope to raise awareness of the democratic process, underscore the importance of voting, and highlight some of the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Results will be announced at the end of the day and later in The Bridge. In preparation for the national event, many teachers are discussing the election in the classroom. ________________________________________
 PROBLEM OF THE WEEK >  POW #3 ("FAVORITE NUMBER") SOLUTION Congratulations to the 131 Pierce mathematicians who submitted solutions to the "Favorite Number" Problem of the Week! The correct answer:  Fran's favorite number = 7; Allie's favorite number = 18; Brad's favorite number = 12; and Gus's favorite number = 10.   ________________________________________    POW #4: "TOO MUCH HALLOWEEN CANDY" Three children got on the scale at the same time. Together, they weighed 181 pounds. When one child stepped off, the scale reading dropped to 119 pounds. Another child got off, and the number fell to 74 pounds. When the last child got off, the scale returned to zero. "I weigh the least, because I am the smallest," said Sophie. "I weigh the most because I am the biggest," said Morgan. "I must have eaten too much Halloween candy," said Danny.   How much does Sophie weigh?   Show your work using pictures, numbers, or symbols. Answers due Wednesday, 10/31 at 8am. ________________________________________
 SPECIALISTS' CORNER >     VISUAL ARTS K-8 The visual arts classes are designed to engage students in rich tasks that sharpen thinking, hone skills, and develop artistry through deliberate practice. Each experience develops students' abilities to create images that convey individual ideas, feelings, and understanding of the world. Visual Arts instructors help students organize their approach and execution. Click here for a brief snapshot of Visual Arts Studio Structure. Contact Alicia Mitchell with questions.  ________________________________________