Amite Elementary Magnet School third grade teacher, Mrs. Allison Wiggins (left), taught a lesson on the events of 9/11/2001. She invited other adults in the school building to share their memories and feelings about the historic day. The third graders interviewed the guest speakers with two questions: 1) Where were you when you heard about the events? and 2) What is one word that describes how you felt on 9/12/01? Ms. Cleo Stinson (right) tells students about where she was on the day of the attacks.
Alexis Ziegler and Maya Joseph, students in Mrs. Cat Donnow's 1/2/3 class at Hammond Westside Montessori School are pictured with Monty, an African Pygmy hedgehog. Monty has been cared for by the students for the last 3 years.
Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School teachers for grades Pre-K through eighth grades hold meetings each week during their planning periods to collaboratively make curriculum decisions. One of these meetings is either dedicated to International Baccalaureate planners, which are unit planners designed for inquiry-based instruction, or their Professional Learning Community meeting during which they analyze student data to inform their daily instruction. The second meeting of the week is dedicated to grade-level lesson planning during which teachers work collaboratively to make instructional decisions and cooperatively to allocate responsibility to each team member. Here at Hammond Eastside, teachers are working to make a difference in the lives of our students.
Pictured above: 6th grade teachers, Rosemary Cavilee and Misty Corwin work to complete their second six week unit plans for mathematics. Acting Principal, Darlene Hammer, and Curriculum Coach, Stephanie Ciresi, listen as sixth grade ELA (language and literature) teachers, Shawn Gilbreath and Sarah Poche, explain their instructional plans. Dr. Anthony Miller, a sixth grade social studies (individuals and societies) teacher, reviews his unit plans to make final touches before discussing his work to his team members.