Striving for Excellence in Education Volume 11, Issue 30, 4-21-2017
The Kindness Tree Blossoms at Vernon
Recently Ms. Rogus’ Third Grade Class completed a Social Studies Inquiry Lesson. The class studied Children’s Rights and the students discovered that many students around the world are having their rights violated. They have learned that some children are forced to work instead of going to school because their families are poor, some children don’t have clean drinking water or food, some don’t have access to healthcare, some are in danger, and some just don’t get the chance to be kids. As future humanitarians and great...
Vernon Gets Ancient
The sixth grade students of the James H. Vernon School each investigated topics from ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and Greece. The students worked for seven weeks and became an "expert" on that topic. The topics included King Tut, gods and goddesses, transportation, pyramids, Cleopatra, the Sphinx, mummies, the Great Wall of China, Chinese inventions, Atlantis, Moses and Gilgamesh. The students researched information on their topic, wrote a report and created a relevant project. They dressed up twice (once for the due date of the project and the second time for the...