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Hands-on learning for students

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

Ryan Malcolm, a first-grader at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, started constructing James Monroe by cutting him out of cardboard.

On November 5, first- and second-grade students in the Talented and Gifted program came together at the Louisa County Public Library for a fun workshop in advance of their Nov. 16 field trips. The group, which includes students from all four elementary schools, will view the play, The Velveteen Rabbit and will visit Ash Lawn-Highlands, the home of President James Monroe.

Students cycled through five stations featuring fun pre-activities, which included creating an animal puppet, constructing James Monroe, and building a triarama.  Parents were on-hand to help students follow the specific instructions and have fun creating.