Two teams of students from Wood Acres ES are preparing to compete in the Maryland State Competition of The Odyssey of the Mind to be held on Saturday 21-March at Bells Mill Elementary School in Potomac, MD.
Best success to the team members and the coaches in their practice competition this Sunday, 8-March, and in the State competition on 21-March!
One team, dubbed "Electra-City” and led by parent volunteers Rita S. and Dave C., will compete in the "Problem 3: Pandora’s Box" competition.
The second team, led by parent volunteers Jennifer T. and Mike K. will compete in the "Problem 5: Silent Movie" competition.
Team Electra-City 2015 at MD Spontaneous Day
Starting last October, the teams worked to master the “long problem”, named above, that the students selected doing all the work on their own with minimal guidance and no assistance from their coaches. The preparation has been long but full of fun and satisfying accomplishments. Success in the preparation and test competitions has been achieved through a team effort of which all of the team members can be proud.
The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. By tapping into creativity, and through encouraging imaginative paths to problem-solving, students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems - great and small - for a lifetime.
Team "Electra-City”, the 2015 S/C Wood Acres ES team competes using the quick thinking and creativity of the following students:
- Gabriel C, 5th grade
- Zoey C, 5th grade
- Sophia E, 3rd grade
- Tyler L, 5th grade
- Madigan M, 5th grade
- Madelief S, 5th grade
- Karla S, 5th grade
The 2015 T/K Wood Acres ES team competes using the quick thinking and creativity of the following students:
- Calvin B, 5th grade
- Jennifer C, 5th grade
- Isha I, 4th grade
- Gunnar K, 2nd grade
- Haakon K, 4th grade
- Orhan U, 2nd grade
- Grace T, 4th grade
The coaches and the Team are supported by the ongoing efforts of all the parents.
Why not attend the competition and watch the Wood Acres teams and all the teams compete? Watch for announcements of the specific times.
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