VALDOSTA— Third grade teacher, Mrs. Melvina Murray, used a spare classroom and transformed it into an emergency room. During reading, students used the “Emergency Room” to diagnose a fable by determining the moral and/or lesson of the story and provide the symptoms or “text evidence” to confirm their diagnosis. During Math, students used the “Emergency room” to read a word problem and write a prescription for the patient. The students had to accurately determine if they were to add or subtract, then pick a math strategy to answer the equation.
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