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Field Report: Homer A. Plessy Community School

Sara Green serves at Homer A. Plessy Community School.

Sara Green serves at Homer A. Plessy Community School.

Sara Green was born and raised in Rhode Island where she earned a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Cross Cultural Communication Studies. Upon her graduation in 2009 Sara joined the Peace Corps serving in Lesotho as a Resource Teacher Trainer. After returning to the US in 2012 she worked with the Universtiy of Rhode Island’s W. Alton Jones Campus to teach environmental education to elementary aged students. Sara will now spend a year in service working for Homer A. Plessy Community School with community engagement and their after-school programming.

This past month has been very hectic at Homer A. Plessy Community School where we are in full swing for our first year as an OPSD charter school. We recently had our first Science Day working with the University of New Orleans’ Chemistry Club. Science day was split into two sections one for pre-kindergarden and kindergarden students where they learned through hands-on experiments about the wildlife of the swamps here in Louisiana by acting out the animals. Secondly the students learned about what it means to be living in a swamp through a simple activity involving corn starch and water. In addition to our Science Day our second graders have taken a field trip to the library to experience their story time and learn a little bit more about library science. Our school is growing and we hope to include the community around us more and more. -Sara Green

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