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Celebrating the end of summer the smarter way

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9:52 am

Westmoreland County Public Schools celebrated its first annual “Eight Awesome Days of August” on August 17. Instead of offering a traditional remedial summer school, students were offered the opportunity to come to an exciting eight days of hands-on Project Based learning experiences in addition to math and reading studies. The new venture exceeded and accomplished more than anticipated.  Students and their teachers were giggly with excitement as they greeted over one hundred visitors to the grand viewing of their final projects.

Students in grades 3-8 were invited to participate in the Awesome Days program. Thirty-four teachers worked with the 6 groups of students per grade as they created books, games with names like “Mind Eraser,” studied parts of the world such as Mexico and China, and learned about science based projects like the “Yucky Brown Apple” and “Lunchbox Mystery.”  Other students built bridges and studied water pressures. The room buzzed with pride as students proudly stood before their projects and told visitors about the various processes they went through to accomplish their goal.

Ms. Crimm and her students studied the effects of rising water in storms. She delighted students and parents with her visual and loud experiment to create a flood with a leaf blower.

 

For the full article, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 8/22/18