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CES students get involved in community service

Posted Date: 12/18/2017

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 CES students get involoved in community service

 Chanute Elementary teachers are teaching their students about community service by getting them actively involved in projects around school and out in the community.

       CES third grade teachers chose to continue their interaction with residents of a nearby health care center. Every Wednesday, a different class of students gathers up their favorite books and heads to Country Place Senior Living.

       “The kids really look forward to going on our day,” said teacher Heather Grady. “The residents have commented that kids are sweet and they have brightened their day.”

       Many of the residents have conversations with the kids and comment about how good of a reader they are, said teacher Sara Saddler.

       “I love that our kids get out in the community and learn that they can help others just by reading,” she continued. “My students are getting more comfortable and becoming better at reading at a level their partner can hear them.”

Story by:  Connie Woodard