Elementary School Students Learn Science from Future Teachers
Elementary School Students Learn Science from Future Teachers.
“We’re students working with students but we kind of get into the hang of becoming teachers.
They’re fine and they are ready to learn,” said William Paterson University senior Lianna Palladino.
Third-grader Keila Almonte explained what she learned about earthquakes: “More of them are in California because of the plates underground, which if they touch each other will make a big earthquake.” Students built models of buildings.
The event is part of a 10-year partnership between the university and Paterson School 12.
“William Paterson University and Paterson Public Schools have a partnership where we place our interns, graduates of our programs, work in our schools.
It’s partially us teaching, it’s partly bringing the kids to do hands-on experiments, and it’s also giving back to the community because what we’re doing is we’re planting a vegetable garden at Paterson School 12 that the community has access to.
So we’re giving back and we’re learning with the kids as well,” said William Paterson University senior Arielle Testa.
This event is part of a year-round partnership between the university and the school.
In fact, students will head over to work with the elementary schoolers on cleaning up the community garden and a month later, they’ll take the seedlings they planted today and plant them in the garden to grow over the summer.