September 2007 Archives

The George Hall Elementary School in Mobile, Ala. doesn’t waste time with field trips. Instead, the school uses them to bring classroom lessons to life. These 1st graders tried out the witness box and the judge's chair at the Federal Court building in Mobile. During a visit in Montgomery, the 4th graders recognized Alabama Governor Bob Riley coming down the Capitol steps. On a visit to the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, 5th graders learned about Alabama's key role in the civil rights movement. -John Norton, writer, School Stories & Robin Ogburn, Tech Teacher, George Hall elementary, Mobile Ala....

We have short days on Tuesdays and quite frequently I have group work for them to do. This was an activity on classifying real numbers. They were told to illustrate the classification system using the given crafting items. They enjoyed their groups. —Lisa Smith, Math Teacher, South Panola High School, Batesville, MS...


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