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Cooke students show compassion

Feb. 24, 2016

Students in grades K-5 are learning about compassion and empathy in their social, emotional and wellness classes. As a project, each student made items to donate and personally deliver to people in need.

On Feb. 3 eighteen second and third grade students went to the E.B. Crawford Library to deliver bookmarks that they made for the children's library. Joanna Goldfarb the Children’s Librarian gave a presentation about the library, then she showed them around the new library, and read them an e-book.

On Feb. 4, nineteen fourth and fifth grade students went to the Sullivan County Adult Care Center to deliver 130 "thinking of you" cards to the residents. The recreation director brought the students to every unit and the students mingled with the residents and passed out cards.

On Feb. 22, twenty-four kindergarten and first grade students went to the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center to deliver placemats that they made for the Meals on Wheels Program. Employees from the Office for the Aging showed them how they prepare the food for delivery, and the students had a snack of milk and cookies.