History plus art equals innovative learning experience
Loveland Elementary School (LES) students in Paul Tanaka’s fourth grade class didn’t simply learn about famous Ohioans during history studies; the students created “Bottle Buddies” of the celebrated historic figures.
“An extraordinary biography will have parallel features of a memorable lesson: heart, enthusiasm, creativity, and research,” said Tanaka. “It’s tremendously motivating to help students create a masterpiece using their unique gifts and talents.”
All 50 Bottle Buddies that make up the class project are on display for the community to view at the Loveland Public Library until Friday, May 17.
“We are thrilled the Loveland Public Library thought this lesson was worthy of display,” said Jennifer Forren, LES principal. “This is just one more example of how our teachers think outside of the textbook to help our students learn, and we are proud to have this project available for the community to enjoy.”
Photo caption (L to R): LES fourth graders Scott Sheakley Jr., Luke Faessler, Matthew Lodge, Aaron Krabacher, Alex Christow Moreno and Jacob Kim