CHC second-graders host grandparents

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School second-graders performed a Veterans Day themed program during the school’s annual Grandparents Day on Nov. 14.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.On Nov. 14, C.H. Campbell Elementary School second-grade student Sophia Scianna invited her grandfather, Barry Rose, to the school’s annual Grandparents Day where they enjoyed doing an art project together.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School second-grade student Maricel Jewell and her grandmother, Sandy Jewell, enjoyed browsing the book fair in the library during the school’s annual Grandparents Day.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Second-grade students and their grandparents at C.H. Campbell Elementary School had a ball bowling in the gym during the school’s annual Grandparents Day.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

C.H. Campbell Elementary School second-grade students welcomed a group of extremely special visitors to their school Nov. 14.

The students invited their grandparents to the school’s annual Grandparents Day and performed a musical program for them in the gym. The day also included a classroom presentation, art project, bowling and a visit to the book fair in the library.

C.H. Campbell Elementary School Principal Travis Lavery welcomed the grandparents to school.

“Good morning everyone. I am honored to have you here with us today. Today you are going to see our amazing kiddos in action. This is a very special day, which we offer once a year. It is a big event. I’d like to thank Mr. Fay who has worked very hard with our second-grade students. I’d also like to thank our second-grade teachers who have worked hard to prepare a classroom program for you. We will begin with our Veterans Day-themed program. I hope you have a great time and I hope you enjoy our program,” Lavery said

The second-graders began their program by leading the audience in singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Next, a skit was performed by a group students, about what a veteran is and conducting research and learning about Veterans Day for a school project.

The second-graders took the stage again and led the audience in singing “God Bless America.” The students then performed “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” The students also acted as narrators, giving the audience facts about and the history of Veterans Day.

To honor grandparents in the audience who were veterans, the second-graders performed “Salute to Armed Forces,” during which veterans were asked to stand during their branch’s song, to resounding applause.

In their final performance, and to give a special thank you to all veterans, the students sang “Proud To Be An American,” to a standing ovation.

“Didn’t they do an amazing job, everybody? And now we will dismiss you to enjoy the rest of your Grandparents Day,” Lavery said.

After the program, the students and their grandparents went back to their classrooms, or to the art room for an art project or to the book fair or stayed in the gym for a round of bowling. At the appointed time, the classes rotated places so everyone could visit each activity.

In the art room, art teacher Diane Leonard gave a short presentation on hand-based learning. She then read a poem, which she also passed out to the students and their grandparents and asked them to decorate the page together in any way they chose with colored pencils, markers and crayons.

In honor of Grandparents Day, the teachers and students also set up the Museum of Life Long Ago, which contained artifacts which were used prior to 1980. On display were a rotary phone, vinyl records, a coffee grinder, a Polaroid camera, an ice cube tray, cassette tapes and VHS tapes.

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