By Allison Nanni - October 15, 2012
Michiana students have been back in school for more than six weeks. Rhonda Neal, a seasoned resource teacher at South Bend Community School Corp.’s Edison Middle School, knows that the newness of the school year is fading. Neal says she wants to “mix it up a bit” for the students in her 12:15 p.m. social skills class of exceptional learners.
Neal heaves an orange Samsonite suitcase onto the desk in the front of the classroom. She invites her students to take guesses about what might be inside the large, mysterious case. “Is there something scary in there?” asks Neal.
“NOOOOOO!” yell the children with excitement.