Day Nursery Hendricks County students support our troops

 In In Our Classrooms

Day Nursery Hendricks County students and their parents are reaching out to US troops overseas this week as part of a social studies lesson leading up to this month’s Memorial Day observance.  Assistant Center Director Jackie Williams, a 30 year veteran of Day Nursery, has been working with the center staff to create a center-wide event that helps the children understand the reason for Memorial Day and to put a face on the people who are serving our country.  In addition to helping the men and women in the military, this service project also helps young Day Nursery students learn valuable Social Studies lessons, one part of the six content areas they will continue to study when they get to elementary school. Williams and infant teacher Crystal Gardner started connecting with teachers and families to pair a soldier with each classroom. Each class packed a box with supplies and goodies most requested by troops overseas. Students in the preschool classrooms wrote or illustrated notes of encouragement. In the younger classrooms, the teachers assisted the children in making hand and foot prints to send along with the packages. Each teacher wrote a note to the soldier and sent along photographs documenting the students’ participation in the process.  The 10 boxes, filled with DVDs, personal items and snacks, will be on their way soon.

Jackie Williams and Crystal Gardner
Assistant Center Director Jackie Williams (left) and infant teacher Crystal Gardner coordinated the donation project.

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