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MHS students building relationships with Currie students through monthly visits

MHS students building relationships with Currie students through monthly visits

Mathews High School HERD students have been coming to Currie Elementary once a month since October. This is a joint effort between Mathews High School and Currie Elementary - and organized by Samantha Lantz, Currie Guidance and Julie Berkhouse, Mathews High School counselor. 

Each month, a group of HERD students visit a different grade level.  The students prepare a 30 minute lesson for the Currie students, which typically includes a story and an accompanying activity. 

In October, the high school students went into the kindergarten classes and read a pumpkin-themed book.  The kindergarten students created their own pumpkins. In November, the high school students visited first grade and read a Thanksgiving-themed book.  The first grade students painted their own turkeys. In December, the high school students went into 2nd grade classrooms and read a snowflake themed book and students created their own snowflakes. 

Our HERD students plan to continue visiting each month until the end of the school year.

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