Meet Ms. Campbell’s fifth-grade class

Krystle Wagner • Dec 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Each Friday on the pages of the Tribune and online, the Tribune will highlight a Classroom of the Week.

This feature sheds light on the work students and teachers are doing, and it lets the community know what makes each class special.

Here’s more about this week’s featured classroom:

Teacher: Peggy Campbell

Grade: Fifth

School: St. Mary’s

What makes your classroom special? My classroom is special in many ways. The main special quality they have is how smart and they are and how easily they understand concepts.

In addition to the curriculum, what are some things you teach your students? I hope to teach my kids what it means to be an adult Catholic. I want them to love their faith and love to learn.

What special project is your classroom working on now? Right now we are working on the first Colonists. We just finished a simulation that takes the students from planning the trip to the new world, to dealing with the natives, design a colony, and figuring out how many resources you have to support your colony.

How is your classroom involved with the community? It is important to my class and also the school that we participate in the community. Our parish has a food pantry every Thursday. During certain parts of the year we are asked to participate in the food drive. This Advent we will be decorating placemats for the retired Dominican sisters who served in our community.

How do you hope what your students are learning now will affect their future? I hope the students at the end of the year walk out of the classroom confident in what they learned, how they learned it and how they can be responsible adult Catholics.

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