Parents were the special guests at one SCV elementary school Friday for a “Celebration of Learning”.
Fourth-grade students and their parents participated in California State Standards based activities geared toward math and language arts skills-building practices at Mitchell Community School.
“Some rooms are doing science experiments, some are doing social studies,” said instructor Janay Callahan.
Callahan’s class designed a series of slideshow presentations focused on California’s different climates including valleys, deserts and coastal areas.
“They’re really excited to show that to their parents,” Calahan said.
“I did mine on the coast,” said Brandon, a fourth-grade student. “It has mountains and its really nice and it gets good waves,” he said.
“You can quiz them on your multiplication facts and try to beat them. You can do everything that we’re doing in class,” she said.
“We’re also learning about variables and expanding a logarithm so we’re showing them that,” she said.
The program started nearly ten years ago when a former teacher, now Pico Canyon principal Laura Banda, at a time when state standards weren’t as demanding, Callahan said.
The event also offers and opportunity for teachers to shed light on how their report card grades will look in two weeks.
“It’s really an eye opener for parents,” she said.