In January the Lewis Award Committee announced the Finalists for the 2019-2020 Monsignor Gerald L. Lewis Award for Excellence in Teaching. During the month of February, the Lewis Award Committee will observe the three Finalists in their classrooms and each of them will be featured on this website. If you would like to read more about these exceptional teachers click here.
Ms. Nicole Adkins
St. Raphael Catholic School, Raleigh
Middle School Language Arts
Ms. Adkins’ 6th grade students, after finishing Carl Hiaasen literature circles, were working cooperatively on an eco research project that affected the characters in their books. Students read Hoot, Chomp, Flush or Scat. The final product will showcase the habitat, eco problem affecting their character, and the solutions.
Teams of students in Ms. Adkins’ class are engaged in reading All Summer in a Day, by Ray Bradbury. The teams then responded to the meaning of empathy and how it affected the characters in the book.