Student Teachers Create Fun for Kids

MSU Meridian elementary education students put their training to the test in front of real students Friday.

The college seniors created educational games for West Lauderdale Middle School students to play.

They were part of a fun festival there Friday afternoon. One example is a game called "First and Ten".

"They're given a math question. And if they answer the question correctly, then they get the football. And if they get it into the circle, then they get a prize. But they have to answer the question correctly before they can play the game," said Tory Shirley, an instructor at MSU Meridian. "We know that a lot of the kids have a lot of pressure on them with MCT2 testing, a lot of their questions. And we just kind of wanted to get them out of the classroom and out of the computer lab and possibly get them in the gym with a little hands on and see if they could enjoy it in a different way. I know they enjoy it in the classroom but this just gives them a different opportunity."

Shirley said the education majors also enjoy sharing their ideas with teachers.

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