Seventh grade social studies students in Ms. McKee’s class at Great Hollow Middle School recently participated in a virtual breakout learning activity. Students were tasked with finding clues using information already learned in class and combining their knowledge with research activities. The theme for the breakout activity was based on the Revolutionary War. The breakout was modified this year to include Google apps and also allowed students working from home to participate.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Johnson’s class at Tackan Elementary School recently learned about holidays and traditions. In addition, they have been reading numerous versions of the Gingerbread Man tales. The students had the opportunity to be creative and paint Christmas trees as well as make their own Gingerbread characters based on all the versions of the different books they read.
During a recent Project Lead the Way lesson, second graders in Barbara Haining’s class at Mills Pond Elementary School had to design different structures using just popsicle sticks. Using the grooved sticks, the students created rural and urban structures. The lesson was part of an English language arts and social studies unit on the three community types: rural, urban and suburban.