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Congrats to the Blue Haze Elementary Destination Imagination and all of our Brewer Bears who are advancing to state in band, choir, A/V, Photography and Animation, FCCLA, Culinary Arts! #gobears

Middle School Students Unlock Clues to Save Summer Break

Brewer Middle School students in Lindsey Rauer's reading class have saved summer break! Rauer's seventh graders were challenged to demonstrate their knowledge of reading by participating in an educational version of an escape room.

Clues in the classroom required students to: determine whether information was fact and opinion, compare and contrast text, and determine common place assertion (an assertion known to be true but not backed up by facts). 

Every time the groups of students were able to complete a code, they received a key to unlock one of several combinations on their safe.  When they were able to retrieve all keys, the groups unlocked their safes and saved summer break!

The WSISD Education Foundation awarded Rauer a $981 Innovative Teaching Grant that enabled students to participate in the Break Out EDU games at the end of every reading unit. The kits teach the kids critical thinking, teamwork, and complex-problem solving.