The sixth-grade Mariners team at Magothy River Middle School wanted to do something special for students in the absence of their monthly Student of the Month assembly that recognized four kids for exhibiting the qualities of a Magothy Marlin: respect, motivation and safety.
With e-learning taking the place of classrooms, teachers Lauren Ebersberger (science), Andrea Hamilton (Language Arts), Kasha Mastrodomenico (social studies) and Leslie Watson (math) decided to surprise their Student of the Month honorees by appearing on the front step of their homes with a yard sign for all to see.
Hamilton designed the yard signs, the teachers notified parents the night before arrival. With that consent, the teachers mapped out routes.
“The student reactions were priceless!” Ebersberger said. “The student was either in shock, confused or smiling ear to ear.”
Teachers presented the honorees with a Student of the Month sign, candy and gave a speech. Each stop became more and more rewarding for the teachers.
“I wish we could stop at each student's home and show how much we miss them and how much they mean to us,” Ebersberger said. “They are all doing a phenomenal job with this transition and we are so proud of them!”
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