North Royalton Middle School fifthgraders had the chance to show off their work to parents, as well as the entire fifth-grade community, when they showcased their “Space Night” projects. All fifth graders were assigned a project dealing with space. They were given 12 different options to choose from to match their specific talent. Some of these options included technology, art, creativity, writing, and singing. After the projects were complete, all fifth-grade science teachers set up their classrooms in a museum-style and allowed students, parents, and family to walk around the pods to view different projects. “As teachers, we feel it is important that students share their work with more than just their parents and teachers,” said Sarah Franko, a teacher at North Royalton Middle School. Other teachers involved include Gina Murphy, Doug Fischer, and Matt Stricker.
Franko said the teachers wanted to give students a chance to show off their amazing projects to the whole fifth-grade community. “It is an understatement if we said the projects were good. To quote our recent motivational speaker Keith Hawkins, they were better than good,” said Franko. In addition to Space Night, for those students who selected to make space board games, Franko invited them to have lunch in her room with their friends to play their games.
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The Bear Way is the digital magazine of North Royalton City Schools