Friday, September 28, 2012
By EARTHA TERRELL
Students showed off their reading skills and amazed their parents and teachers during North Elementary School’s “Tea Party” for kindergartners Sept. 18.
Students read poetry and sang songs for an audience full of their family, friends and teachers.
“It’s getting them used to performing in front of people and giving them confidence. They were excited to perform in front of their parents. It was fun and exciting — they performed two songs and a poem. It’s also rewarding because they worked really hard trying to learn everything it takes a lot of structure and repetition,” said kindergarten teacher Kendra Gura.
Parents were happy that their children were enjoying themselves while learning at the same time. Nicki Herman was proud to see her daughter, Elisabeth, read so well and with so much confidence.
“I was very proud of her. She likes to perform so I wasn’t surprised. It was really exciting to see her so enthusiastic about school,” said Hernan.
The event also introduced parents and students to the PTO members and gave them an opportunity to see what the organization does throughout the school year.
“This is just a nice way to welcome kindergarten parents to North Elementary School. When I walk into this school, it feels like home and I want them to feel the same way,” said principal Tracy Kaschak.