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.