What happens when you take a few dozen dedicated teachers, add a bunch of interested parents and students and divide them between Conrady classrooms? Math Madness! District 117’s math initiative brought parents, students, and teachers together recently for a night of fun and math games. Several hundred students and their parents attended with teachers from all of District 117’s schools represented. It all added up to a successful night.
Alisa Allen is one “rock” star who doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty. Mrs. Allen, a geologist by trade, turned teacher Tuesday as she visited Conrady’s 6th grade Earth Science classes to talk about rocks, minerals, and her passion for all of it. The sister of Conrady Social Studies teacher Mrs. Frickenstein, Mrs. Allen is a consultant for an environmental services company. She is based in Illinois and currently working on a clean-up project in Montana. She chatted with students Tuesday about her education and career and brought tons of rock and mineral samples for students to handle. In addition to answering questions and giving students some hands-on experiences with a variety of minerals, she also showcased her comedy skills. After having students identify two rock samples she held up for examination, she finished with “Marble is not something you want to take for granite.”
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