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Heritage Middle School Scholars Write Poetry:


Scholars in team 6C at Heritage Middle School are participating in Clarkson University's Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries. In October, the students traveled to Beacon for a field trip to the Water Ecology Center at Denning's Point. This week, the students received a lesson in their classroom. 

 

About the Where I’m From lesson:

A Place-Based lesson for children to express their roots through writing and poetry.  After reflecting on their field trip to Denning's Point, hides of some of our furry friends (fox, groundhog, skunk, river otter) were introduced to remind the students that they share their community with these creatures. Focusing on the five senses, students brainstormed the favorite aspects of their senses, the images that came to mind, to practice using their figurative language skills. For example, one student loved the smell of fresh-cut grass or listening for his cats as they make their way to greet him when he gets home from school. After exploring how they use 5 senses every day the students got to work writing their own version of “Where I’m From” a poem by George Ella Lyons.

 

Team 6C at Heritage Middle School consist of: Ms. Holl, Ms. Sacks, Ms. Brown, Ms. Crofton, and Ms. Russo. 


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).



Representatives from Clarkson University's Beacon Institute present to students.
Representatives from Clarkson University's Beacon Institute present to students.
Students working on project.
Student asks a question.


Students working on project.
Students use their senses to reflect on their story.
Students use their senses to reflect on their story.
Students working on project.


Students use theirStudents working on project. senses to reflect on their story.
Students working on project.
Students working on project.
Students working on project.
Students working on project.
Students working on project.
Students working on project.
Students working on project.
Date: 2019-12-20 11:18:20





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