Mrs. Moore

Walking by Mrs. Moore’s class, you notice a smell of sawdust in the air. It reminds me of my dad’s garage in the summer time: the buzzing of the saw, wood chips flying, and sawdust blowing in the breeze. This time, however, it isn’t my dad, but our eagles busy constructing!

Our eagles are amazing. They designed, planned, and engineered 125 wooden board games that were distributed through the Goochland Family Services in the Holiday Meal distributions.  What a way to tackle 21st century skills!

If you see Mrs. Moore, please thank her for affording our eagles the opportunity to help our community.

Want to find out more about Mrs. Moore’s classes? Click here.

Mrs. Barnes

If you ever venture into Mrs. Barnes’ class, you would experience a multitude of teaching strategies targeted to engage her students. I have witnessed her students play verb games in big circles, participate in vocabulary stations using manipulatives, create mini-skits and converse in Spanish, use technology to help create their own situational contexts to personalize the language, and throw a Cinco de Mayo celebration complete with an authentic Spanish restaurant where her students play various roles (e.g. server, hostess, etc.) and invite us in as patrons!

Mrs. Barnes does it ALL to keep it interesting!

On this particular day, I was invited in to be student in a Spanish class! Allow me to clarify. Mrs. Barnes, a few weeks prior, decided that her students were to be teachers. She gave them instructions to create their own lesson plans that they would implement within their own “classrooms!” Their lesson plans had to be engaging and had to effectively use technology to teach Spanish.  She then invited their parents into her classes to participate as students!

This was an incredibly empowering approach to help students increase their confidence in Spanish class! Way to go, Mrs. Barnes!

Want to learn more about Mrs. Barnes class? Please see La Clase de Señora Barnes.