CiTi Students Share Knowledge, Lessons with Elementary Students

PULASKI -The skills of Early Childhood Education students from CiTi were put to the test with a captive audience: elementary school students.

CiTi Early Childhood Education student Faith Washington (Oswego High School) reads her own book, “All around the World” to fifth grade students at Lura M. Sharp Elementary School in Pulaski.
CiTi Early Childhood Education student Faith Washington (Oswego High School) reads her own book, “All around the World” to fifth grade students at Lura M. Sharp Elementary School in Pulaski.

CiTi students in the Career and Technical Education program recently completed a project-based learning activity, which involved a group study of a children’s author, development of a lesson based on their favorite book by that author and a writing of their own children’s book.

Faith Washington, a junior at Oswego High School, read her story, “All around the World,” to fifth grade students at Lura M. Sharp Elementary School in Pulaski.

Through the story, she taught the younger students several facts about cultures around the globe.

Washington then had the fifth graders write a poem about their favorite country in the book using nouns, verbs, adjectives, a phrase and a synonym.

She helped students come up with ideas and work through strategies to complete the task.

Early Childhood Education Instructor Melissa Nabinger said the PBL encompassed the following educational units: childhood development, reading to children and planning developmentally-appropriate lessons.

Washington said the PBL taught her that each student learns differently, and lessons may need to be tailored to ensure every student understands the information.

She and her CiTi classmates will now move on to internships in their home school districts throughout the month of May.