Today, on my 5th day of school, we read about bison and took notes as part of our research about the people who once roamed the Great Plains. In the midst of Social Studies, my student Rose looked up at my earrings and whispered, "Oh my gosh! Your earrings are bison and they're nickels! Math, Social Studies, and writing, all in one pair of earrings!"
She's right. This pair is sort of a trifecta for me. Nickels for math on the 5th day of school. Bison for research about the Plains Indians. And we're researching about animals in preparation for writing about them.