Work Hard, Play Hard

By Sania Rahim

Throughout this semester I covered Community 3 at Lakewood Montessori Middle School. It was such a pleasure getting to know all of the students and the teachers, Ms. Rhone and Mr. Shaw. When I first came to Lakewood, I had no idea what to expect and was a little bit intimidated at the prospect of taking on such a huge documentary project. As soon as I met the kids of Community 3, however, any apprehensions or reservations that I had quickly disappeared. Never had I met such welcoming, hard-working, and fun students! I was always impressed at how wisely they used their work time to finish their contracts and yet still always managed to have fun while doing their work. It is a true testament to their teachers, Mr. Shaw and Ms. Rhone, who have done a marvelous job of keeping their students informed and entertained. Their knowledge, patience, and excitement for the material they teach is clearly reflected in the students willingness to learn the material.

I would like to thank Mr. Shaw, Ms. Rhone, and all of the students of Community 3 to opening your classroom doors to me! I hope that you have an amazing year and a wonderful holiday season coming your way.