Teachers Put Spin on Studies

Heroes Wexford Elementary School second-grade teachers put a unique spin on the language arts and social studies curriculum. They focused on Everyday Heroes.  The teachers invited guest speakers to Wexford as representatives of everyday heroes in our community.

They included Dr. Brian Miller, PR superintendent, Coach Dave Gray, Police Officer Mike Dorsch and his K9 buddy Nolte, Dr. Greg Watson, an Army trauma doctor, and  Nurse Melissa Sharp. The visitors talked about their work and what they loved most about their jobs.

“The best part of my job is that I get to see kids at schools at Pine-Richland,” said Dr. Brian Miller, superintendent.

Students were eager to ask the superintendent dozens of questions including his career path, favorite teacher when he went to school and some of his job duties.

Teachers Michelle Franitti, Lisa Olson, Leslie Doane, Margo Kohler and Julie Seifert collaborated on the project.

The teachers also said students had a chance to read biographies of famous heroes like Jackie Robinson. Each primary school including Hance and Richland have been focusing on essential questions around the topic of heroes and incorporating it into a project.