Students Command the Classroom as “Teacher for a Day”

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Thirty-nine Oldfield Middle School students had the unique opportunity to serve as “Teacher for a Day” on March 22. Organized by student government advisors Chris Havranek and Kristin Presti, this was the sixth year that the school held the day for students and staff.

Students were paired with a teacher in the building and experienced how to teach a lesson and work with classes throughout the school day. Both the student and teacher were encouraged to dress alike for added fun. 

Seventh-grader Alana Tornese worked with English teacher MaryLynn Karpenske and enjoyed reversing roles and taking control of the classroom. “It’s fun,” she said. “I taught an English class a few periods ago and helped everybody with their organizers. Now I know what it’s like to be Mrs. Karpenske for a day.” 

The student and teacher pairs were also invited to enjoy a pizza party on their lunch periods courtesy of the Oldfield Middle School student government.