By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — Two second grade classes at Paine Primary School collaborated with two Hewitt-Trussville High School English classes last week to form speeches.
Students in Shayna Swann’s and Cynthia Weyerman’s second grade classes visited Jennifer Cardwell’s and Simona Herring’s English classes at Hewitt-Trussville High School last week.
Prior to the trip, the second grade classes researched about famous Americans. The high schoolers helped compose speeches about them. The first group of students helped put together the first draft. During the next period, they worked to edit the speeches. After lunch, high school students helped second-graders revise and begin to memorize their speeches. Finally, the big kids typed the speeches so that the second-graders could leave with a document, ready to be memorized.
The speeches are part of Paine Primary School’s upcoming famous Americans Living Museum.
“Both the high school students and the primary ones glean so much from working together,” Swann said in an email.
Cardwell said in an email that she loved hosting the second-graders for “this worthy project.”
“I think it benefits both grade levels,” she said.
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