The IVs are delighted to reunite with their classmates after Spring Break.
Both IVs classrooms were filled with laughter and talkative IVs. Each IV was engaged in Manupulative work.
When asked if she liked to work independently or play with another classmate, Evie Berger, IVsN, responded gleefully, “I like to work with a lot of IVs, even more than one.” This was a common theme amongst the IVs. It seems that the IVs think that strength in numbers is the best way to get things done.
In addition to seeing each other, the IVs were happy to see their XIIs again. It seems that most of the IVs have reached a general consensus that their favorite part about the XIIs is that the older students walk them downstairs to their grownups.
Although the XIIs made Spanish books for the IVs awhile ago, the IVs still enjoy flipping through the pages and singing the songs inside the book. It is also a good way for each IV to remember the XII that made it for them, as they change XIIs multiple times throughout the year.
For some IVs, that can be exciting because it is a break from what they are used to. But for other IVs it can be a little disappointing because they miss their old XIIs, or they do not want their new XII.
Pierce Shea, IVsN, said, “I like the switch because after I get used to my XII it is nice to change.”
On the contrary, William Rosenberg, IVsL, misses his old XII. However, he also said, “I like to switch XIIs because it’s a surprise to see who you get.”
In class, the IVs have been hard at work.
This past week they planted wheatgrass seeds. It takes about 6-10 days for it to reach its full size. The IVs will also work with recycling this week and next, as they continue their Earth studies.
Despite being gone for two weeks, it seems that both IVs groups have been having a smooth social transition and are strengthening their friendships.
ms that both IVs groups have been having a smooth social transition and are strengthening their friendships.