Norah Wiswell may only be 9 years old, but she’s been helping spread seeds of hope all over Barry County. Last week the Lee Elementary third grader was recognized and thanked by Barry County United Way Director Lani Forbes in front of the crowd gathered for the organization’s campaign kickoff and Day of Caring.
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Move over Food Network Cupcake Wars. Lee Elementary third-grade original cupcake designs took the prize this year!
Two dancing dinosaurs greeted Lee Elementary students one Friday morning. Another Friday, “Thing One and Thing Two” from “The Cat in the Hat” whizzed along on scooters as they waited for students to arrive. Yet another Friday brought four main characters from “Frozen” to welcome students to the last day of the week.
Students who have to stay inside for recess for various reasons don’t always have a lot of options for things to do. But with the help of a grant through the Barry Community Foundation’s Wilson H. Craig fund, Lee Elementary second-grade teacher Nathan Fischer is adding an exciting and challenging option.
Students in Nathan Fischer’s second grade classroom wiggled and fidgeted on their wobble seats as they methodically tried to solve the Rubik’s Cube. Spinning the colored sides this way and that way, students tried to figure out the secrets to getting all one color on each side of the cube.
Lee Elementary students let out cheers as they learned who’s in the Final Four – not teams in the basketball competition - books in the Lee March Book Madness contest! Just like the NCAA collegiate basketball tournament, the March Book Madness contest pits 16 books in one-on-one contests with students voting for their favorites to advance until the favorite book is crowned at the end of the month.