Student Projects

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    Spoken Word Letters to Future Generations

    As an educator, I view the world around me through a teacher lens. All events, articles, conversations, and experiences become possible classroom lesson opportunities. Recently, whist scrolling through a social networking site, I stumbled upon a beautiful spoken word video. The video was created by Prince EA, a rapper and activist, and was released on …

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    Butterfly Class: A Year in Review

    Over the course of a year, Butterfly teacher Fiona Henderson has been documenting moments of creativity and project work in her classes. She has compiled the pictures together into a slide show, to demonstrate how different approaches to classroom learning can lead to higher motivation and success for students. Watch the slideshow and see if you …

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    Students Complete Unit on Ebola with a Strategic Plan Presentation

    Here at Little Mountain, students are citizens of the world, aware and informed on events that are shaping the planet. The recent and ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa is one such event that has devastated communities and terrified people all over the world. Jahrine’s Deer and Junior Rooster classes have been working on …

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    Why it Matters: Superhero Writing Projects

    “A mystical child was born into the blood-curdling world. Her name was Odial. A golden feather grew from the middle of her head down to the middle of her back. Her appearance is like no other.”—An excerpt from a student’s work. Little Mountain often offer intensive classes aimed at improving skills in a short period …

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    Jahrine’s Deer Class and the late Maya Angelou

    On May 28th of this year, the world lost one of its most inspiring and influential artists: Maya Angelou. During the week of her death, two of my Deer classes were in the middle of writing literary responses on Angelou’s short story ‘New Directions’. The story is set in 1903 and depicts protagonist Annie Johnson’s …

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    Letters to the Korean Ferry Disaster

    As an English Language Arts teacher, I not only teach students about writing conventions and literacy devices, I teach about compassion and solidarity. On April 16th, 2014, much sadness shook the world when the Sewol ferry capsized, carrying mostly high school students. On this day, and for the weeks following, the students at Little Mountain …