The BMS office staff thought of a way to brighten up everyone’s winter blues and at the same time generate more interest in reading and everyday math skills by hosting a guessing contest for all students. Two jars were placed in the window of the main office, one contained animal crackers, the other contained golf balls. Students were asked to submit their guesses as to how many items were in each container. There were 688 animal crackers in the jar. The closest guess came from a sixth grade Alpha student who guessed 670. A seventh grade Sigma student guessed the exact number of 41 golf balls! Both students were given a book and a treat for their efforts. Watch for another contest next month!