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Love Pokemon? Check out this Pokemon Deck Guide Created by One of our VRES Students

This Pokemon Deck Guide was created by one of our 5th Grade students, Ezekiel Henderson, as part of his Genius Hour project in Mrs. Sager's Class.  


According to Mrs. Sager, "Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. 


I set aside 1 hour per week for students to explore their passions. This is a year-long project that they must come up with a question that involves deep research and inquiry. They then must decide why this information is important, who is their audience, and how they will share this information. Through discovery they oftentimes learn that a really good question only leads to further questions. Their projects require them to not only research online and books, but to interview experts in the field they are exploring. They are encouraged to think beyond our classroom/school when sharing their projects."


Zeke chose to share his project on our Ventana Ranch News Feed in order to help share this information with as many students as possible.  


For more information on Genius Hour, please visit, or talk to any of the students in Mrs. Sager's 5th Grade class!

Posted by: Lindsey Holtry Published:2/1/17
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