Andrea Cashin and Amanda Wells, both seventh-graders at Londonderry Middle School, take measurements from a water-filled sponge during the “Toga Tuesday” event at their school. Students put their recent history, science and mathematics lessons into practice this week, where they applied their recent knowledge while reenacting Greek history. APRIL GUILMET
Londonderry kids learn while doing on Toga Tuesday
Students and teachers alike enjoyed getting into costume, where they competed in a variety of Olympic-style activities, with the seventh-graders divided into "city-state" teams.
The afternoon concluded with a film on Greek mythology and an awards ceremony complete with medals, Rouse said.
"They're estimating and they're measuring," Noon said. "They're measuring the volume of water contained in a sponge. And they're learning it's not always easy."