Our class has reached an incredible point in their short careers as mathematicians; they have begun seeing math everywhere they go! Some students saw perpendicular lines when they crossed a busy intersection (and connected the geometric term intersection with the street-related noun of the same name). Others noticed that a pen is really a cylinder and our lockers are really rectangular prisms. One student saw a circular, mandala-like design in the blades of a ceiling fan. In class, we call these

*math moments*and sharing them has become a daily occurrence during the first 5 minutes of our math classes. I am so proud of each student who finds a math moment in a regular everyday event. Please encourage your children to continue finding patterns and mathematical algorithms in their daily routines. This will strengthen their understanding and knowledge of math, as well as form stronger, positive ties to what we learn everyday.