Wearing her warm-up athletic pants, a whistle around her neck and a t-shirt that says “I Kicked Kawasaki Disease,” Lee Elementary second-grader Georgia Mosley was all geared up for her special day as a PE assistant teacher. All day Wednesday, she demonstrated exercises to classes, helped set up equipment, and explained rules for games and activities.
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Do you know how many pounds of mint it will take to flavor 135,000 sticks of chewing gum? Or why Faygo Pop is called the “one true pop?” Did you know the Civil War would lead to the discovery of Vernor’s Ginger Ale or that a mistake led the Kellogg brothers to discover corn flakes?
Each link of a paper chain draped around the Lee Elementary library holds a pledge from second and third grade students. Their pledges are ways they can help make the world and their community a better place – pledges like loving each other, helping others, being kind and staying positive - all in honor of Martin Luther King day.
In an age of immediate electronic messaging, some Thornapple Kellogg third graders are learning and loving the art of old-fashioned letter writing as they get to know elementary school pen pals in Texas. It’s a writing lesson with a real-world purpose that helps them practice basic writing skills like grammar, punctuation and writing complete sentences.