Director of Teaching & Learning Miles Azzeh's Academic Spotlight: LES Second Grade Team
Our Lansing USD 469 teachers are incredible at engaging our students in fantastic learning opportunities to reach their full potential every day in our district. To highlight and bring recognition to this great work, Director of Teaching and Learning Miles Azzeh will be regularly shining a spotlight on a stand-out teacher through "academic spotlights."
February 7, 2022 Academic Spotlight by Mr. Miles Azzeh:
The entire 2nd-grade team at Lansing Elementary School are the recipients of this week’s academic spotlight! We often forget how important experiential learning is for students, but the teacher at LES made sure not to. Mrs. Barbara Robinson leveraged her previous relationship with parent Sonya Murphy, a representative of the K-State Extension Office, to engage in a great learning activity named “Bread in a Bag” in correlation with Kansas Day!
Each student made their own loaf of bread in class and then took it home to cook and eat. Along the way, they learned that yeast is a living organism, practiced their math abilities by measuring ½ and ¼ cups of flour, and made connections to the vital role that wheat plays in their home state of Kansas.
Here are a few quotes from Mrs. Robinson and students:
Olivia Wit said, "I never knew yeast was a live organism!”
Jerry Gaither said, “ Wow, it must have been hard when pioneers had to make the bread.”
Mrs. Robinson said, “This is wonderful hands-on learning with math and science for the students. What a great activity tying into Kansas Day!”
Shout out to Mrs. Robinson and the 2nd-grade team for infusing math and science learning in a way that students can connect and enjoy!