Thanks to Nick Johnson, I created an account for Burdick students here:
https://www.explodingdots.org/g/wet-rat-38 . I haven’t had a chance to play around with it too much, but I wanted to get this out to the Burdick community ASAP. It looks like a fascinating way of approaching mathematics. This account is free and is designed for students between the ages of 11 and adult (go ahead, moms and dads, try it out).
Here’s an FAQ about the Global Math Project. https://www.explodingdots.org/g/wet-rat-38/faq .
Here is information on how your children can access Clever at home. Through their login, they will have access to all of the computer-based resources available at school. Also, their teachers may have a Google Classroom set up to support them.
Of course, the most beneficial thing you can do with your children at this time is read. Read to them, read with them, have them read to you. Read books they normally wouldn’t. Read recipes and make them together. For older students, have them read current events – from valid sources.
This is an unprecedented time, and we will try to support you the best we can.
Please feel free to email me at any time.
The middle school boys basketball team finished their season with a 6-3 record and in third place in the league. The boys could not buy a basket in the first game as they lost to Doerfler 34-18. Lucas Stachowak led the scoring with 6 points.
The Panthers bounced back in the second game to beat Curtin 45-13. Nathan Renfro poured in 13 points, Alex Frank scored nine, and Rin Santiago-Ignasiak added eight more in the win.
Great season boys and keep playing in the offseason!
Special thanks to Ms. Wilde for her extraordinary dedication to the Burdick sports program and her talent as a basketball coach. Burdick is a better place because of her.
Thank you, Burdick community, for your continued generosity! $3,2899,77 was raised for the annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser, far surpassing the the school goal of $1,500. Donations can still be made at the PenniesforPatients.org. website. The Burdick community is second to none.
The Burdick 1 middle school volleyball team took two of three sets from Burdick 2 to capture the league championship on Saturday. All three sets were incredibly competitive and well-played by both teams. Burdick is very proud of the sportsmanship shown by both teams throughout the season.
Special thanks to Ms. McGreehin for coaching the teams. The players truly value your dedication and knowledge.
Thank you, volunteers, who came and read to the elementary students at Burdick in honor of “Read Across America” Day. Your effort and dedication were truly valued by all.
From Mr. Clark:
We have been reading and learning about the life of Helen Keller from our Journeys book. Today we had guests from the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons come to our classroom and speak to our students. We learned how people communicate using sign language, a Braille keyboard, ipads, and much more.
The students were shown how technology helps people who are deaf and blind. They also got to wear goggles that simulated problems blind and partially blind people may face. One of our guests showed us how she reads Braille and answered many questions from our class about what it’s like to live as a blind person. The ladies did a great job and the kids loved it.
To show our thanks for coming to Burdick the students made our guests Braille “Thank You” cards. All of this was made possible by the 2nd grade teachers Mrs. Kaye, Mr. Clark, Ms. Shautsova and the great group of presenters from the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons.”