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Holleman ES Hosts Math Night, Science Fair

Photo of families at Holleman Math Parent Cafe

Nov. 29 students and families packed the halls of I.T. Holleman Elementary (HES) for two events in one night: Math Parent Cafe and Science Fair. The evening began with families entering the cafeteria to learn about the math their children are learning in each grade level and why. HES Math Interventionist Lindsay Hooks spoke of the changes in the curriculum and how Waller ISD (WISD) is doing its best to help students. Hooks also demonstrated the different strategies used in each grade level to solve math problems.

“We hold this event because parents want to know how to help their children learn at home,” Hooks said.

Parents were invited to visit their child’s class to learn dice and card games that strengthen math learning. Each family was given two dice and a stack of cards to take home.

After the Math Parent Cafe, families were encouraged to view the Science Fair exhibitions in the gymnasium. Students from third through fifth grade created projects focused on an area of science of their choosing. The goal is to encourage students to learn more about topics that they are naturally interested in, develop their insight into science, improve inquiry skills, and communicate results.

“Students and teachers worked so hard and I am so proud,” WISD Pk-12 Science Coordinator Kathy Eckermann said. “This has been challenging for everyone involved.”

All other WISD elementary schools also held science fairs this week. Winners will be showcased in a districtwide Science & Engineering Fair, which will be held in January 2019.