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Students practice communication skills on museum trip

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Life Skills students pose in the

Life Skills students pose in the "Elvis Chapel" during a trip to the Superstition Mountain Museum on Sept. 5.

Submitted by Ms. Warren

Submitted by Ms. Warren

Life Skills students pose in the "Elvis Chapel" during a trip to the Superstition Mountain Museum on Sept. 5.

Daisy Gonzales, Staff Writer

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     Norma Warren’s class took a field trip to the Superstition Mountain Museum on Sept. 5. to participate in activities and sightseeing.
     Mrs. Warren wanted students to develop skills such as communication and how to work together as a class. The interactive experience gave them ways to learn those skills by doing scavenger hunts and watching informative videos.
     “During the scavenger hunt, our students had to match the photograph of an item to the actual item in the museum,” Ms. Warren said. “This relates to the reading standard because they had to analyze the photographs and infer what the items were and what they were used for in the turn of the century.”
     The class theme the school year is “independence” and students are learning to do more things without adult help. Mrs. Warren wants them to work together as one.
     The museum staff gave the group a tour and helped students experience the history of the community. Sites they looked at included the Elvis Chapel and the Apacheland movie set that burned down in 2004. These historical buildings helped them incorporate social studies into the curriculum.
     “If we want our students to write about things, why not give them the life experiences to write about,” said Warren
     She hopes to do more trips outside of the CCJH campus. Warren also wants to be more involved with the school such as working with the CCJH student council on projects and other events.
     “StuCo kids take turns coming into our seventh hour to socialize with our students,” Warren said. “That class hour is a good opportunity to do more than simply play games. We could do more community based projects, like create a school-wide campaign to teach kids about recycling.”

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  1. Marissa on November 15th, 2017 8:16 am

    How fun!

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