Late last month, Honors English 8th graders from Colonel Smith Middle School (a feeder school on the Army’s Ft. Huachuca Post in Sierra Vista) visited 2017 Arizona Teacher of the Year Semifinalist Karen Bristow’s High School Honors English Class.
Eighth grade Teacher, Mrs. Santita D’Anjou, and Karen coordinated a one-day visit to Buena High School so the 8th graders could see what seniors do in a High School Honors English class.
Karen’s Advanced Placement Literature and Composition students led the 8th graders in a comparative analysis of two poems from an AP Exam. The 8th graders read the poems in advance and each group discussed various aspects of the poems and then shared observations with the entire class of 8th graders and seniors. At the end of class, the graduating seniors gave the rising freshmen advice about high school.
Photos from the collaboration are below.