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Munson Elementary School kindergarten students Sofia Biloochenko, left, and Wyatt Adair dress as the letters “D” and “A,” respectively, serving as wedding attendants for the class’ ceremony celebrating the marriage of “Q” and U.” The wedding is an annual alphabet tradition in teacher Patty Kingzett’s class.

Kelly Misch, 440-285-4052, ext. 409

Tiny Toppers roll cabasas

As part of their January music lesson, Tiny Toppers Preschool students used cabasas, a handheld musical instrument. Cabasas, which have a handle like a rattle or maraca, feature wrapped, threaded metal beads. The students rolled the instruments on their hands and arms to create both tactile and auditory input. The students sang “Roll the Cabasa” to the tune of “La Cucaracha.”

Animals focus of multi-phase project

Dogs, rhinoceroses, sloths, cheetahs and cats were just a few of the various animals about which Kristie Heron’s fifth-grade students sketched and wrote for a multi-phase project. Students described their animals based on their own personality and then made an animal face mask from clay.

Student earns Model U.N. honor

Three Chardon High School eighth-graders were delegates in the Winter Junior Model United Nations Conference at John Carroll University in January. Each delegate assumed the role of an ambassador to the U.N. to debate international topics and to collaborate to arrive at global solutions. Student Lauren Lester represented Ireland in the UNICEF committee and won the top honor in her committee, the Gavel Award. Julia Ellington and Megan Robie each represented Japan in the U.N. Commission on Human Rights.

Students attend alphabet wedding

Munson Elementary School students in Patty Kingzett’s kindergarten class attended the wedding of the letters “Q” and “U” for their annual alphabet tradition.

Dressed as their assigned letter, like “K” in a karate uniform, “P” in a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey and “S” in a striped shirt, girls carried miniature bouquets and boys wore bowties with the letters “Q” and “U.” Even a marriage certificate for “Q” and “U” was presented with the signature of a local judge.

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