Auburn Middle School eighth-graders are pictured at Fairview Elementary School. In the first row are Wesley Clements, Josh Lavigne, Nikkie Clark, Patrick Anthoine, Chantal Cyr, Mai Luu, Natalie Garcia, Emma Dionn and Lucy DeRoche; second row, Cooper Dunn, Simon Hall, Sawyer Doherty, Logan Welch, Ella Perry, Nasra Mohamed, Grace Poirier, Elizabeth Duplissis, Madisyn Turcotte, Sophia Braunscheidel, Taylor Basque, Audrianna Prentice, Lily Therrien, Paige Morgan, Riley Lacasse and Kora Martel; and, back, next to signs, Leo Caron and Caroline Audette.

AUBURN — Just before the holiday break, 28 Auburn Middle School eighth graders from Bim Gibson’s social studies class went to Fairview Elementary School to teach a lesson to first graders.

The topic for the lesson was the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.

The middle school students, in the fall, had an assignment to write children’s books that they could use to help teach the topics. The books helped the students show proficiency in meeting certain middle school social studies standards.

The students were broken into groups to teach in each of the four Fairview first grade classes.

The lessons were interactive and included lessons from their books, followed by activities created by the middle schoolers to foster understanding of the first graders.

Auburn Middle School students teaching Fairview Elementary School first-graders are, from left, Kora Martel, Paige Morgan and Nasra Mohamed.

Auburn Middle School students pictured working with first-graders are, from left, Ella Perry, Elizabeth Duplissis and Grace Poirier.

Auburn Middle School students, from left, Natalie Garcia, Lucy DeRoche and Mai Luu read storybooks to Fairview Elementary School first-graders.

Auburn Middle School students pictured are, from left, Taylor Basque, Audrianna Prentice and Lily Therrien.

Fairview students are being taught by Auburn Middle School students, from left, Madisyn Turcotte, Sophia Braunscheidel and Caroline Audette.

Auburn Middle School students, from left, Cooper Dunn, Simon Hall and Sawyer Doherty are working with Fairview first graders.

Auburn Middle School eighth-graders, from left, Josh Lavigne, Nikkie Clark, Patrick Anthoine, Wesley Clements and Logan Welch, are working with Fairview first graders.

Auburn Middle School student Chantal Cyr teaches Fairview Elementary School first-graders.

Auburn Middle School students, from left, Riley Lacasse, Emma Dionne and Chantel Cyr teach Fairview Elementary School first-graders.


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