Just kidding aroundFirst graders in Emily Struchen and Sue Ristvedt’s classes at St. Mary’s School in Alexandria have started an A to Z countdown to summer.
By: Crystal Dey, Alexandria Echo Press
First graders in Emily Struchen and Sue Ristvedt’s classes at St. Mary’s School in Alexandria have started an A to Z countdown to summer.
“A” is for animal, so students were allowed to bring pets to school on Thursday.
“Is that a goat?” asked one little girl from Ristvedt’s class. Yes, it was a goat.
Snowball, a 15-month-old female pygmy goat, surprised first-grader Dylan in the parking lot. Snowball lives on Dylan’s Grandpa Dennis’ farm, outside of Alexandria.
Dennis has seven goats that Dylan and his younger sister McKayla visit whenever they have accumulated a few treats to share.
“They say goats will eat anything, that’s not true,” Dennis said.
The students gathered around petting and feeding Snowball crackers. Her favorite snack is strawberries.
“Our plan is to put a little extra fun into these last days of school,” Ristvedt said.
Some other events planned throughout May are Bubble Gum Day, Hat Day, Family Day (including a musical) and Read in the Sun Day.