Seventh Grade Social Studies Industrial revolution simulation success. The knowing looks of pride on these students faces say it all. Congratulation to Mr. Egnot, Mr. George and Ms. Thornburg. For more on the annual event , check out this post:
The phrase is overused, but when you're in a school where your humanities teachers come to class in togas, and the very next day your science teacher constructs a giant catapult "outside the box thinking" is bound to rub off.
Piedmont is a place that encourages collaboration as well as individuality and the result of that recipe is some amazing learning and lessons by teachers as well as students. Here are just a few.
Mr. Davis (aka Dionysus) and Mrs. Lyttle (aka Hera) combined classes for an interdisciplinary study of Ancient Greece. Their students dressed as gods, demi gods, heros and muses and then each one spoke about the symbolism, history, and lasting importance of their myth. They created their myths onto handmade urns and spent the day in Ancient Greece complete with tridents, wings, and other props.
This year Mr. Clark hacked last year's rooftop egg drop by building a giant slingshot, sticking it on a trailer behind his jeep, and driving it up the hill for students to test their protective egg case designs. Each student was able to sling their own egg and the class loved it!
Here are some photos and tweets:
Celebrating Piedmont : a blog of Happy Happenings
"Celebrating Piedmont" logs only a small fraction of the learning magic the teachers of CMS' Piedmont Middle School, an IB World School. create daily. In that sense, it is authored by all the staff and students of Piedmont. It is curated by Ms. Gurthie who can be reached at the icons above. She'll be happy to brag about Piedmont's teachers and students any chance she gets! Please note this blog has only just begun and we have so much to show off! Come back again soon!