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Staunton students help classmates

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Showing off some of the 135 books students made for students in grades Kindergarten through second-grade, are students in Evelyn Greenwood's fourth-grade Staunton Elementary, including (front, from left) Derrick Hernandez, Blake Dudley, Hanna Barnett, (second row) Catilyn Haverkamp, Chevelle Butts, Ashley Brown, Lucy France, Emily Johnson, (third row) Arron Sapp, Alyson Lofton, Taylor Dove, Wyatt McKenzie, Stephen Gibson, (fourth row) Jaycee Fugate, Kendra Tisdale, Sam Grimes, Chris Pickett, A.J. Walden, Austin Roloff, (back) Sydney Jolliff, Brenden Ellis, Jordan Richards, Tanner Knust, Alex Hitt, Alora Boland and Logan Rust.
STAUNTON -- Students in Evelyn Greenwood's fourth-grade class at Staunton Elementary School have been quite busy this year.

During the past six weeks, they have read stories in reading books, about people who have made a difference, and after writing about how they could each help out, it was decided to help younger students at Staunton with their reading.

Some of the students began going to first-grade classrooms twice a week to help learn sight words using flashcards.

Then, the class came up with the idea to make Christmas books for the Kindergarten, first- and second-graders. Each student worked during recess time to design the 135 individual book covers they needed.

During the past week, each fourth-grade student went to the individual classrooms and read one of the Christmas stories to a younger student and then presented them with the book to keep so they could read and color the pictures on each of the pages. Candy canes were also delivered to the younger students.

Earlier this month, the class had also interviewed first-graders about what they wanted from Santa Claus this year and composed their wish lists for them in the school's computer lab to send to The Brazil Times. The fourth-graders also gave each of the younger students a copy to leave by the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus.

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