Last week, Willow River Elementary School kindergartners focused on the letter Jj and learned about different kinds of jobs in the community. They also celebrated Dr. Seuss with many books and activities that focused on rhyming words, opposites, word families, tongue twisters and creating their own versions of the stories.
Two nurses, Erin Olson and Tanya Prachar, from Mercy Hospital stopped by. They taught the students about their jobs and showed them their masks and how to listen to their heartbeats through a stethoscope. Olson read "Mr. Brown Can Moo." Then they had a visit from a fourth grade teacher and kindergarten mom, Nikki Molis. She talked about being a teacher and read "1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish." On Thursday, Officer Barry, who is now an investigator came to the classroom to teach them about being a policeman and how to stay safe. On Friday, Bridgit Maruska from YMCA Camp Miller stopped by to teach them about her job and to read "If I Ran the Zoo." A little later they had a very special visit from the Cat in the Hat. The children made their own Cat in the Hat hats. To end the week, they had an exciting visit from a county worker, Dave Lewis, who pulled up in his big snowplow. The children were very surprised to find out this special guest was their teacher's (Andrea Cabak's) very own dad.