By Amy Wallot
Tucked away in western Nelson County is Boston Elementary School. It serves about 300 kindergarten through 8th-grade students and was designated a Kentucky School of Highest-Performance for 2011-12. I stopped in for a visit to the school recently and saw a wide variety of learning. It was a fun visit highlighted with an unexpected activity during gym class.
Sixth-grade students got their hearts pumping during Nick Cravens’ gym class by hula hooping. Some of them found it was harder than it looked, while others experimented with multi hoops and tried hula hooping with various body parts. Music instructor Shawn Robinson led the middle school band during practice. They sounded pretty good. And the 3rd and 4th-grade students were using the school’s new Chromebooks in Kendra Faucett’s class. They were using the Lexia reading program that helps their teacher determine their individual reading skills so she can tailor her lesson plans and give assistance where needed.