Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES News Article

Friends helping friends 

Older student speaking with younger one.

Teacher Kelly Nauerth’s preschoolers at Munn Elementary School practiced waving “Hello!” so they could properly welcome the soon-to-arrive “big kids.” After that very enthusiastic greeting, the visiting 12th-graders (Elizabeth Mayes, Evan Rodgers and Tony Stone) from School Social Worker Maria Tantillo’s Therapeutic Day Program class got right down to work making friends. They each read a favorite book to their young audience, holding their attention with gentle humor and skilled showmanship. Then they patiently helped the little ones create handmade tree ornaments for the holiday. Each seemed to make a special connection to at least one or two of the younger students, who clearly looked up to their new role models.
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News photo: TDP student Tony Stone introduced younger students to Dr. Suess’s classic story,“Hop on Pop.”
This page: Evan Rodgers spent some quality time getting to know this friendly youngster.

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