Irmo Elementary School

27 Sep 2011 – School Lunch in Australia 🙂

Irmo Elementary School serves grades K-5 in the School District of Lexington and Richland Counties. It is among the few public elementary schools in SC to receive a distinguished Great Schools Rating of 9 out of 10. The school community has reviewed this school and given it an average rating of 5 out of 5* At present the school is under construction and the kids are in portables.

Today, was given the pleasure to lunch with Katy and Ellie at this school. Have heard much about Katy‘s gifted class teacher Mrs Paddock and it was good to meet her. Katy had explained that time-out in her class is Australia, a brilliant concept to teach young minds about the history of how a land of convicts can be transformed to a fantastic country.

Told Denise, an Australian school teacher friend about it as she has been in time-out most of her life! She is now keen to exchange constructive learnings with the 4th graders here in Irmo. How wonderful when gifted teachers like Mrs Paddock & Denise can exchange time-out places. Maybe the time-out for Denise’s class can be with the Cherokee Indians 🙂 🙂

We are the intelligence that has evolved in time out of the space and matter of the solar system and specifically the earth – Barry Long