Classroom or zoo? Teacher brings science to life with pets
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Classroom or zoo? Teacher brings science to life with pets


BY THE TIME RAIN MOVES OUT ON MONDAY MORNING. 3 JACK DOLES WILL BE HERE IN A MOMENT TO GET US READY FOR THE ACTION ON THE FIELD.RIGHT NOW — WE WANT TO SHOW YOU ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING AT EAST KENTWOOD HIGH.THAT LOOKS MORE LIKE A ZOO — AND ITS HAVING A BIG IMPACT. 3 3 (CARL WARFIELD/SCIENCE TEACHER: “WHEN YOU SAY SNAKES IN KENTWOOD THEY USUALLY GO I KNOW WHERE THAT’S AT OR I KNOW WHO’S ROOM THAT’S IN.”)INSIDE MR. WARFIELD’S SCIENCE CLASS– BOOKS TAKE A BACK SEAT TO BALL PYTHONS. (LUCA/SENIOR: “I’VE ALWAYS HAD A REALLY BIG LOVE FOR SNAKES, I MEAN I WAS A BIT SCARED WHEN I CAME HERE FIRST BUT I’VE GOTTEN A LOT MORE USED TO IT.”)YOU BETTER GET COMFORTABLE BECAUSE YOU’LL BE STUDYING, LEARNING AND WORKING AMONG SNAKES, SPIDERS, LIZARDS–OH MY! (TAYLOR, 18, SENIOR: “WE DO A LOT OF RESEARCH AND I’VE BEEN IN THIS CLASSROOM FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS SO I’M A LEADER HERE SO WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING IN THIS CLASSROOM.”) (CARL WARFIELD/SCIENCE TEACHER: “I LOVE SCIENCE BUT THE HANDS ON PIECE WITH THE KIDS IS JUST SOMETHING THAT :03 IT’S THE CLASSROOM I ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE.”)CARL WARFIELD HAS BEEN TEACHING FOR 23 YEARS.ALL THIS STARTED ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO WITH TWO ANIMALS–AND NOW…. (CARL WARFIELD: “I DID NOT ENVISION THIS GROWING TO THIS BUT IT WAS JUST A WAY TO SAY HEY, SCIENCE IS ALIVE.”) VERY MUCH ALIVE AND IN NEED OF CARE AND FEEDING.THAT FALLS TO THE STUDENTS WHO KNOW THEY HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL INSIDE ROOM 216. (MADISON, SENIOR: “I GOT TO TAKE HIM HOME AND RAISE HIM AS MY OWN. I HIM, HAND TRAIN HIM. SO I’M KINDA LIKE HIS MOM EVERYONE CALLS ME.”)MR. WARFIELD HANDS ON AND THE DISTRICT IS ON BOARD SUPPORTING HIM IN HIS 23RD YEAR OF TEACHING PROJECT-BASED LEARNING.(CARL WARFIELD: “IT MAKES IT EASY TO TEACH WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING ALIVE AND YOU CAN SAY THIS IS WHY THIS HAPPENS.”) 3 WE’VE BEEN HERE ALL DAY SHINING A LIGHT ON THE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING AT EAST KENTWOOD. 3 THAT INCLUDES THE CHALLENGE DAYS PROGRAM THAT STUDENTS HERE GO THROUGH.YOU CAN SEE THAT STORY RIGHT NOW ON WOODTV.COM. 3 3 AND IT WAS EAST KENTWOOD THAT WON OUR PLAY OF THE WEEK VOTE BACK IN WEEK 2.THIS MORNING ON DAYBREAK, QUARTERBACK CHRISTIAN TURNER AND WIDE RECEIVER COLTON EMEOTT SHOWED US WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE THAT TOE-TOUCH CATCH… AND THEY EVEN TRIED TO TEACH IT TO OUR OWN CASEY JONES.YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT WENT RIGHT NOW ON WOODTV.COM. 3 3 NOW TO THE BIG GAMES

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