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Leadership Liberty summit over pet rocks
Teonna Kristofek
Teonna Kristofek's pet rock - photo by Photo provided.
What is a Pet Rock?
Members of the Leadership Liberty committee found out recently when they visited Carol Hough’s  third-grade art classes at Waldo Pafford Elementary.
Laverne Proctor’s and Lashunda Havey’s third-grade classes were presenting their creative writing and presentation  part of the project to  class members  when the committee dropped by.
 This activity was part of an integrated science and visual arts unit on rocks and the rock cycle. The students created a realistic sculpture of a rock to enhance concepts learned in their science classes.
They then learned basket weaving and created a “habitat” for their pet rock.  Once nestled in the habitat, the students named their rocks and created a story about them .  The stories, along with the pet rocks, were then presented to the class.
This integrated art and science activity is one of many used in the art program at WPE to help students make connections from core standards to the real world.
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