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A Message from the Principal
This week I am grateful for Mr. Joe Ferguson, our passionate 5th grade teacher (pictured left). The easiest way to describe Mr. Ferguson, according to several of his students, is: "Fun, serious, a really good teacher, great story teller, and a teacher that makes connections for his students." Mr. Ferguson is a teacher who makes learning real and relevant for his students. In language arts, 5th grade celebrated a Poetry Polooza. Students have written informational and persuasive essays for real use in the Star Flyer and the classroom. Even math lessons in geometry are connected to real experiences. In recent weeks, Mr. Ferguson designed a unit in which students were broken up into early European explorer "dive" teams who pretended to dive to the bottom of the ocean (Mr. Ferguson used duct tape on his carpet to create the bottom of a ship). His students had to figure out where their ‘discovered’ artifacts came from. Most recently, Mr. Ferguson had his students complete a challenging set of directions that were so tough to follow that every step had to be read several times. The kids had fun and learned a lot at the same time Besides doing these things during the school day, Mr. Ferguson gives his time afterschool to the Llewellyn Lego Robotics class. Lastly, Mr. Ferguson is Llewellyn’s Tech Coordinator. That’s a thankless job when routers, software, and laptops go awry! Mr. Ferguson, thank you for making Llewellyn a better place.