Making learning relevant is something students in Denise Giddens’ and Lisa Chase’s classrooms experienced when Troup County Sheriff Chaplain Jimmy Pruitt visited their classrooms and brought some bullet proof vests. The 5th grade Franklin Forest Elementary students are improving their reading ability through a new program, Read 180.
Currently, they are learning about Kevlar – the material used in bullet proof vests. During the visit, Chaplain Pruitt let the students see, touch, and feel the Kevlar fibers inside of the vest so they have a better understanding about the materials as they continue their lesson. Making learning relevant is one way the “Read 180” program helps students become better readers.