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Everyday Education: RMS Students Breakout! For Learning - Rosman, NC


May 15, 2017

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Ms. Kristy Ontko provides a helpful hint for (L to R) Makenna Holden, Randy Moretz, and Hannah Powell.

The eighth graders entering Rosman Middle School science teacher Kristy Ontko's classroom are excited. Today is a breakout day. Today they will divide into groups, solve a series of chemistry problems, and ultimately unlock a 4-lock box. The first group to unlock all four locks will be declared the winner.

Yes, Ontko is teaching science in a brand new way. It all started last year when her friends and family celebrated her birthday by taking her to Asheville to a breakout room. There the group was locked in a room with only one hour to solve a series of problems that would allow them...

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