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New Town Elementary parent teaches students about Peru
First-grade students at New Town Elementary have been learning about the world around them in a variety of ways.
In particular, first-grade students focus on countries in South America, which is why the school was very lucky to learn about Peru first-hand from New Town parent, Lula Bonnell.
Recently Mrs. Bonnell presented information about life in Peru, its climate and habitats, many of the animals and natural resources.
Students also had the opportunity to see artifacts from Peru in person, including handmade jewelry, coins, dolls, and woodcrafts among others.
"Getting the opportunity to see these items up close and in person offers an authenticity and generates a more lasting interest than when presented online or through pictures,” said New Town first-grade teacher Cindy Barach.
The first graders also had the opportunity to ask Mrs. Bonnell questions, and seemed actively engaged throughout the sessions.
“We are thankful to Mrs. Bonnell for her time and for sharing her knowledge and experiences with us,” Barach said. “Students and teachers appreciate the shared experiences that our parents and community have to offer."
Written by: New Town first-grade teacher Cindy Barach
Posted: Jan 22, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe