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St. Mary's Students Learn Real Estate with "Hands On" Project

The sixth-grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point recently completed an exciting hands-on project centered around building gingerbread houses using their descriptive writing strategies. Each student individually took on the role of a realtor. The students then had to write a paragraph encouraging potential buyers to purchase their gingerbread house. They were required to turn their boring sentences into detailed descriptions. Once the writing was completed, they created flyers with illustrations, advertising their gingerbread house for sale. Lastly, the students created a physical model of their house using graham crackers, holiday candies, icing, etc. Despite rising interest rates and the slowdown in the housing market, this project was a wonderful way to foster their creativity and writing skills while still having some fun!

Caroline Ploutis, Gia Miller, Izzy Gonzalez

Joey Serna, Lucas Raloff, James Wong

St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through grade eight. St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge technology. Faith, Academic Excellence, Life Lessons, and Compassion are the pillars of the school. Students in all grades are provided with opportunities for fun projects and activities to make learning interesting and relevant. To learn more about St. Mary School’s upcoming Open House on Sunday, January 29th from 10:00 AM to noon, visit


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