The seniors at THS got to apply their knowledge of sustainability by designing and planning a lesson that would engage our elementary students in a cross-age teaching experience that was fun for seniors and elementary students alike!
Seniors worked in teams to create a lesson focusing on one aspect of sustainability – everything from protecting coral reefs to water quality to living sustainably through growing a vegetable garden and using energy-efficient and energy-saving products around students’ homes. When the seniors got to the classroom they setup stations and the elementary kids rotated through each lesson.
“I think this is a really impactful experience for seniors,” Lydia, a THS senior, said. “We’re going to be going out into the real world, we need to think about how we will be using this.”
|THS senior, Lydia, teaches RCES 4th graders about products they can use to reduce energy usage at home.|
|RCES 4th graders learn about endangered coral reefs and paint their own reefs, ‘back to life.’|
|Gabe, a RCES 4th grader takes a break from painting his reef to smile for the camera!|
|The cross-age teaching experience is a great chance for students of different ages to interact and learn from each other!|
|Those seniors are tall!|