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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday April 16

Today was a half day with vacation starting at noon. Each grade did a special project for the day. What did you think of the project work you did? Is this a good way to learn? If we do it again, what would you change to improve it?

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35 comments:

Mrs. Gott said...

I joined the 6th grade Pitt/Nee team learning more about Carbon Foot Prints. I am very impressed with what the students already know about carbon foot printing. We had a great morning and I am looking forward to our next work day.

Mrs. Gott

Anonymous said...

I am on the Gurnee,Heffernan,and Woodbury team in sixth grade and I enjoyed the activities arranged for us. One way I think you could improve is having a outdoor activity if possible, because it could focus more on physical activities.I felt that it focused more on mental and social activities then physical. All and all I think it took lots of planning and turned out perfectly.

Anonymous said...

I thought that the activities we did were really fun. I really liked doing them and working with our teams. I think that to improve it we could do more stuff like tug of war, or capture the flag as teams. That would be more fun than the other exercises we did and we would still be exercising. But, overall I think it was really fun and way better than the usual things we do in school. :D

Anonymous said...

Water is good for you so you should drink it!

Anonymous said...

I thought that the activities that we are doing are really fun and there not all physical activities but they are learning ones too and i like how that works! these are really fun!

Anonymous said...

It was ok. I think that we should do something that is more relaxing like yoga or free drawing!

~Rainbow Macaroni

hailey said...

This day was a lot of fun. I liked doing the physical activities with the most of the seventh grade. I wish we could do this every half day. I liked being outside and having an opportunity to do the activities out there. It's fun to be with friends doing something fun and healthy at the same time. This day was great and I don't think anything was wrong with it.

Anonymous said...

I thought that the activities we did were better than sitting in class for a few hours. But I recommend some outdoor activities on a nice day.
Mahoney should continue these Feirce Funtastic days, because they are a different type of learning.

Anonymous said...

I think this was very fun and a great way to have the kids interact with their inner self because I am sure I did.

Anonymous said...

It was fun! I kind of seemed like some people were a little bit to competitive at some times. But overall it was really fun.

Anonymous said...

I like having both physical and mental activities.

Anonymous said...

I had a lot of fun because we did a lot of fun activitys

Anonymous said...

It was good having brain and physical activities. I liked switching rooms today.

Robert Graff said...

I liked both the physical activity and this one too. I liked them because you didn't have to do school stuff. Plus, you get to exercise and exercising is fun!

Anonymous said...

I really like the combination day a lot better, I am not much of an activity person; i don't like being forced to exercise and make myself tired. I am having more fun this combo day because I have a lot more energy and its not as hard for me.

Anonymous said...

I liked the fitness challenge better than the 2nd one. We do educational stuff everyday so I'd rather do the fitness day. Plus in the fitness one we got to be with the whole grade and not just our team.

Anonymous said...

I Liked the physical activities and I thought it was fun doing the scavenger hunt. It would be funner if some of the activities were outside, but I still think it is better then doing regular school.

OLIVIAA:D said...

I liked the activities because it got us doing something other than school.I did like the physical activities better because it is easier for me to focus. I also like being outside. I think if we do this again we should have the whole seventh grade mixed in to teams not just the three person team.I think that way we could interact with every one in seventh grade not just the people that we normally see.

Mike said...

I like both of the challenge days. I like the physical/mental day more than the physical day. I like to have it mixed up a little rather than being all based on one simple task.

Anonymous said...

i thought it was fun because we got to do something other than school work and it gave us exercise.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the last physical challenge but this time it was better because it let everybody show their strengths since it wasn't just physical activity. I am hoping that the next physical activity will be even better than the last one and everybody will have fun and participate.

Anonymous said...

Well, today we did the physical activities mixed with academics, and a couple weeks ago we did just physical activities. I think that the physical activity we did the first time was the most fun because we weren't just in school. And we got a lot of exercise.

ben said...

I Thought it was fun because we got to mix academics with physical fitness instead of doing school work and sitting in class all day. we should do it more often.

Anonymous said...

I liked May 6 better than April 16 because there was more variety in the activities. There were some physical and some academic activities.

Edwardcullenlover1221 said...

i think that this was really fun i liked the shirts we got I thought it was really fun i think that some the activity's could have been a little more fun!!!!!!!!!

Elsa said...

I guess i liked this one, but i definitely liked last one better because i liked the physical activities better then the academic ones.

Anonymous said...

i think it would have been better if we were out side the whole time.or almost the whole time.and we should have done more of what we did last time.and included team stuff.and last time we were with other teams!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am in the seventh grade on the 3 person team. The last time we had a half day we just did things you would do in gym class.Today we are doing gym class stuff and thinking games.I liked the first day more because the thinking games seemed like only the "smart" people got the answers. And it went on for a VERY long time.My suggestion is to still do a little bit of the smart stuff because some kids are very athletic and some kids are better and the thinking stuff

Anonymous said...

The carbon footprint was all right. I like the part when we got to write to our parents. We also made a big a poster about are carbon footprint.

Megan

Anonymous said...

I thought it was fun, and that I wish that we did that evey half day.

Maella

Anonymous said...

It was better than school and we got to exercise that was fun yay I liked the karate the most!!!

Anonymous said...

I thought it was boring but better than school kind of. The only reason why I thought it was boring was that all we did was paperwork on carbon footprinting and also we did nothing fun while the other team was doing fun activities.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mahoney buzz, I thought it was kind of boring listening about carbon foot prints because you just sit there listening to your teachers like a normal school day.It would be so much better to do fun activities like doing arts and crafts or different things to do like the fierce fantastic Fridays.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see that most did enjoy the change from the normal routine and the variety of activities offered. I was very impressed with the quality of poems and artwork that the 6th graders on our team produced and are now proudly on display in our hallway.

Mr. Heffernan

Anonymous said...

I think that Fierce Fantastic Friday was the best half day of the year because there were activity's not work.