On Tuesday, October 12th, Mt. Ulla Elementary School’s halls were filled with laughter and fun as students and their families participated in the first family event of the year – Trick or Treat: Math is Sweet – where families engaged in math activities in a safe way. These activities were designed by staff to show families how they can incorporate math into life outside of school. They enjoyed board games with math application, estimation of candy, estimating the weight and circumference of pumpkins and more!
Student Parker Barnhardt said his favorite part was “seeing my friends in costumes and seeing my teachers. I also liked getting to weigh the big pumpkins."
It just wouldn’t be a fall event without pumpkin decorating and lots of candy! Students were able to use real money to purchase larger treats at the candy store, or they could make the decision to save their money.
“It was really fun to learn how to count money to buy candy," said student Nina Ervin.
“Family night this year was honestly my favorite event we've had yet,” said second grade teacher Taylor Boice. “The excitement on students’ faces and the engagement within the math activities from both students and parents were so awesome! Math night is all I heard about from students when we shared about our fall breaks!“
During this event, families were also able to shop the Book Fair on its last day at Mt. Ulla Elementary, bringing in record sales.
Mt. Ulla Elementary School would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the families that donated candy, Josh’s Farmers Market for donating 100 pumpkins and Hoffner Organic Farm for donating hay bales. Be sure to check out these amazing family-owned businesses in our Mt. Ulla community if you get the chance!