A visit to Green Hills Elementary

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By Amy Wallot
amy.wallot@education.ky.gov

Green Hills Elementary School sits north of the city seat of Harlan in Harlan County. The school, built in 1971, has about 170 students in grades kindergarten through 8th.  According to Principal Jonathan Perkins, there is one teacher per grade level. Which means most of the students have been with the same class of kids since they started school. Perkins said it is a close-knit school and community.

I visited Jessica Caldwell’s 1st-grade class where students were sorting M&Ms by color to learn about charting and graphing. Students in Nancy Cantrell’s 3rd-grade science class reviewed science concepts from throughout the year by creating large posters in small groups.

First-grade student Emilee Caldwell volunteers to answer a question for her teacher Jessica caldwell at Green Hills Elementary School (Harlan County).
First-grade student Emilee Caldwell volunteers to answer a question for her teacher Jessica Caldwell at Green Hills Elementary School (Harlan County).
Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
Logan Whitehead sorts M&Ms by color to count and graph. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
Logan Whitehead sorts M&Ms by color to count and graph. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
Logan Whitehead sorts M&Ms by color to count and graph. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
First-grade teacher Jessica Caldwell helps Dakota Cornett sort his M& Ms. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
Logan Whitehead sorts M&Ms by color to count and graph. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
Jacob Callahan, a 1st-grade student in Jessica Caldwell’s class, was interested in the camera. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
Third-grade students Brooklyn Whitehead, John Flagg and Garrison Huff create a review sheet about the solar system in Nancy Cantrell's science class. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
Third-grade students Brooklyn Whitehead, John Flagg and Garrison Huff create a review sheet about the solar system in Nancy Cantrell’s science class. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
A 3rd-grade student makes a last-minute addition to her science poster. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
Third-grade student Aarianna Bryant makes a last-minute addition to her volcano poster. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
A 3rd-grade student makes a last-minute addition to her science poster. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014
A 3rd-grade student makes a last-minute addition to her science poster. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 27, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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