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Nov. 28, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: James

University students coach 3rd graders at Eugene Field Elementary School

Third graders at Eugene Field Elementary School in Maryville received help with learning about plant life this fall when a group of Northwest Missouri State University students partnered with them on a lesson that incorporated the children's interests.

The project began in October after Northwest alumnus and third grade teacher Dustin Romans visited Northwest students to discuss his class and expectations for the project. The Northwest students were matched with third graders and spent four weeks working with them on a project that connected the standards of the science lesson with their individual learning styles and interests.

Romans, who graduated from Northwest in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, said the experience was as valuable for the University students as it was for the elementary students.