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5 Ways to Celebrate JiJi Day

JiJi Day is next week on Tuesday, April 28th!

JiJi is the beloved penguin in the ST Math software games. Every time a child demonstrates understanding of a math concept, JiJi crosses the screen, signaling success and leading the student to the next more challenging puzzle. JiJi means many things to different students: a guide, a friend, someone to help overcome obstacles.

JiJi Day is an opportunity to celebrate this love and foster a school culture based on the principles associated with JiJi: perseverance through challenges, a love of learning and the thrill of success.

We welcome you to celebrate JiJi Day with your students, whether for a five minute dance party, or a thirty minute puzzle activity. There are a few ideas listed below, but please feel free to get creative!

  1. Host a JiJi Dance Party

These JiJi Believer songs celebrate math and show our love for JiJi. Download the songs and lyrics or play this YouTube playlist which features JiJi Believer music videos from classrooms like yours.

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Students from PS310 in New York rock out at a JiJi Believer party.

  1. JiJi Cube Puzzle Activity

Students can turn this 2D image into a 3D cube that shows all sides of JiJi. Download the JiJi Cube on the TRS. 

  1. Magic Squares Activity

Explore the concept of magic squares with your class and share three magic squares based on games from ST Math. Create your own magic square as a class or in groups.

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  1. JiJi Origami Activity

Each student can fold and take home their own JiJi with this origami activity. Download JiJi Origami on the Teacher Resource Site.

  1. Display this JiJi Celebration image on your JiJi Bulletin Board

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Please share your JiJi Day celebrations with us on social media!
Calli Wright

About the Author

Calli Wright is a digital media analyst at MIND Research Institute. She loves playing board games and editing their rules, which she often talks about on twitter @CalliWrights.

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