By NATALIE SCOTT
Students at North Elementary School enjoyed a day filled with fun, crafts, food, and obstacle courses Dec. 20 during its Winter Festival.
The students, all in grades kindergarten through four, were divided into five groups, which were led to five different stations and after a certain about of time the groups would rotate so that each child had the opportunity to do everything that the festival offered. Each station was set up in different rooms throughout the school.
The first station was a craft that involved making pictures and picture frames of different holiday scenes to take home with them. Kindergarten through second-graders made a picture with Santa and a snowman hugged the frame, while third- and fourth-graders could make a picture with hat, gloves, and a scarf with a snowman frame.
The second station was an obstacle course and game station in the gym. Each homeroom had the chance to spend 10 minutes going through the course, which involved barrel-rolling and jumping rope, and another 10 minutes playing games, such as “tic tac snow” and snowman ring toss. Other stations at the Winter Festival involved making snowflake ornaments out of craft sticks and glass beads and painting a personalized snowman coaster.
The final station was a favorite, where students decorated their own snowman cupcake, drank hot chocolate, and enjoyed a holiday story read by one of the many parent volunteers.