What fun we had yesterday at LSS during Senior Service Day! We hosted 30+ Exeter High School seniors who came to LSS to complete a morning of service. Their tasks were many and varied: sort books, weed gardens, plant gardens, take down bulletin boards, create and hang displays, assist LSS students. I had a fantastic group of young men & women who were open to help in any way. And though I appreciate having the help with the many tasks I have piling up in the art room, what I really enjoy is watching the EHS students interact with our LSS students. During the first class of the day, a 3rd grade boy asked an EHS student if he played basketball. The conversation that followed was amazing. They talked about their shared love of the game and the techniques they use. They smiled and laughed together. During the final class of the morning, a 4th grade student needed help with her strike-out poetry project. An EHS senior stepped right in and said, "I think of what story the page is trying to tell and then I just bring that story out." Wow ... I don't think I could have said it any better!
Thank you to all the students who came and played 4-Square, made tessellations & strike-out poems, played music and became part of our LSS culture for the day! We love having you back :)
Happy graduation week!