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Science Event at Amador Valley
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by Mom of 2, Walnut Grove Elementary School,
on May 27, 2009
I chaperoned a field trip to Amador Valley with my second grader today. I want to share with all of you the astounding things that are happening with our kids in this district. The event was hosted by the chemistry students at Amador. They prepared about 40 science "booths" for the elementary students to visit. You could tell that they put a lot of effort in to preparing the event. I spoke with one of the teachers who helped facilitate the event and she said that the kids have been fund raising since the beginning of the year and that the teachers wrote a couple of grants to raise money for the event. Over 1000 elementary school students interacted with high school students. The high school students took the elementary kids in small groups and helped them for about two hours. It was really like nothing I have ever seen. This is the kind of magic that happens in this district. All the kids were engaged and learning. Think of all the skills the high schoolers acquired by planning the event, raising money and by teaching the little kids. Amazing. I can't say enough.