Coon Rapids elementary school hosts extravaganza

Adams Elementary School, Coon Rapids, celebrated learning with an extravaganza event Nov. 13.

Shyla Blanchard, 4, touches a bull snake held by Springbrook Nature Center naturalist Kelly Stewart.

Shyla Blanchard, 4, touches a bull snake held by Springbrook Nature Center naturalist Kelly Stewart.

It was an evening for parents and children to take part in a host of activities throughout the school.

Activities included face painting, book walk, nature journals, marvelous math, super science, storytelling, book mark making, book making, origami and crafts.

Springbrook Nature Center naturalists brought two live snakes and a turtle for children to see and in the case of the snakes, touch if they wished to, as well as artifacts from the center.

In the media center, parents and students played “Who’s Smarter Than A Fifth Grader.”

Singer-songwriter-guitarist James Hersch presented students from grades two through five signing songs to which they wrote the words while working with him in class.

The Anoka County Library had tables of books from which children could take home, while there was a clothes closet of free gently used clothing in one of the classrooms.

Refreshments were served in the cafeteria.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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