Building Graham Cracker Utahs Locks in Learning

by Rillene Nielsen, pics by Shea Harmer

If you visit SFJH on any given day, and peek through the door of a classroom, you will see some very creative teaching going on.  Case in point—Mrs. Harmer’s seventh grade Utah Studies class.  If you visited her room this week, you’d see students constructing models of the state out of graham crackers and using candy to show the features of Utah’s three distinct regions.

“Making graham cracker Utahs in my class is always a favorite,” exclaimed Mrs. Harmer recently.  “Students show their knowledge of the three physical regions of Utah by building them with delicious treats!”

Creativity leads to engagement.  And engagement leads to learning.  Thanks Mrs. Harmer for going the extra mile.