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In Focus: Leading the way

I got to be a fly on the wall as groups of third graders at Corron Elementary School in South Elgin worked on coming up with a plan to build a structure that could withstand an earthquake using a model. The St. Charles School District 303 school has embraced the Project Lead the Way curriculum and I could see how excited the students were to make their buildings work. 

Although I loved my third grade teacher, I wish my class had done something so hands-on to include math and science, besides just memorizing multiplication tables all those years ago. 

The kids were so engaged, that when their teacher, Tanya Hernandez, announced it was time to clean up for the end of the school day, there was an audible moan. 

Pictured: Students at Corron Elementary School show their disappointment at having to end their Project Lead the Way assignment at the end of the school day.

– Sandy Bressner, follow me on Instagram @kcchronicle and Twitter @sbressnerKCC