Congratulations to Marisol Griffiths of Sammy McClure Middle School!
Last weekend, Marisol participated in the National History Day competition at the state level in Macon. She won 3rd place for Individual Documentary, Junior Division. Marisol's entry "Major Richard Winters: Documentary of a True Leader," is the alternate to the National comptition in Washington, DC in June.
On April 2nd and 3rd,
Shelton Elementary third graders participated in the 2nd annual
American Hero Math Days. Students rotated classrooms and participated in
activities that incorporated the famous Americans they’ve studied throughout
the year with a variety of math concepts.
Students in Misty Skellenger’s class studied common salaries
for African Americans in the early 1900s and discussed how Mary Bethune helped
African Americans raise money to pay the poll tax, along with teaching them to
Students in Cheryl Dean’s class used a timeline to organize
and display important events from Lyndon B. Johnson’s life.
For the Frederick Douglass station, students in Lauren
Green’s classroom used estimation to find the distances slaves had to travel on
the Underground Railroad to escape to freedom.
American Hero Math Days not only
integrated famous American and math. Students also used reading strategies,
obtained information from charts, maps, and graphs, and viewed a variety of
primary documents. Teachers also incorporated the use of technology by using
Smartboards, Pebble Go, and video and sound clips.
After two successful years of
American Hero Math Days, Shelton third grade teachers plan on making this a
tradition. The students seemed to enjoy it as well. As third grader Neha
Bhandari commented, “I loved how we could refresh our memories in a fun way!”