IV Home School Academy celebrates history







EL CENTRO – The Imperial Valley Home School Academy presented “A Walk through Time” – A Living History Museum.

Hosted by Sunflower Elementary School, students from the academy each chose a character out of history to study and develop a presentation, including dressing up as their character.

Murrie Plourd, Lead Teacher for IVHSA, explained the program.

“We try to integrate a lot of hands-on activities,” said Plourd. “What they did for social studies was to pick a character they wanted to research. They did research papers, but they turned it into a first person narrative for our Living History Museum. They used props and story boards to explain the character they are personifying.”

Matt Phillips, Principle of Sunflower Elementary School, welcomed visitors to the event.

“We’re really just hosting this event for the home school,” said Phillips. “They are our neighbors and so when they need a facility, we welcome them to come over.”

Sixteen students were a part of the Living History Museum:

Isabella Contreras, 3rd grade, was Queen Isabella

Daisy Armenta, 1st grade, was Betsy Ross

Aislee Trachta, 3rd grade, was Queen Khamehameha

Joseph Donely, 1st grade, was Abraham Lincoln

Cambria Day, 3rd grade, was Laura Wilder Ingalls

Keira Riley, 1st grade, was Annie Oakley

Arianna Flores, 6th grade, was Coco Chanel

Matthew Coehlo, 7th grade, was Babe Ruth

Claire Coehlo, 8th grade, was Amelia Earhart

Madison Hamilton, 6th grade, was Shirley Temple

Denise Armenta, 7th grade, was Mary Kay Ash

Caitlyn Childers, 6th grade, was Ann Marston

Lucas Jorgensen, Kinder, was Tata (Grandpa Valenzuela)

Daniel Luna, kinder, was a Marine

Molly Wagner, Kinder, was a Veterinarian

Miss Plourd wished to thank everyone who attended the event to support the students that had worked so hard to put on a great presentation for their friends and family.

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  1. I am so proud of all of you and you could not have a better teacher than Murrie Plourd. I helped with crafting classes for 2 years and loved it………just got a little old for it. They are a fine bunch of students and have great parents that are so helpful………..May you have the best year ever………..Hugs to all, Pauline Haggard

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