Students enjoy ‘Idiom Day’

Published 9:02 am Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cooleemee School was covered with students and staff dressing up as idioms on Thursday.

Idioms are a group of words that tell a meaning without the meaning of the individual words like:  “raining cats and dogs,” “see the light,” “under the weather” or “finer than frog hair.”

     Sometimes it took some studying the outfit to figure out what the student’s idiom was, or you could do like me and just ask.  Every time I would say, “oh I can’t believe I didn’t get that.”

A gathering in the media center allowed everyone to show off their idiom costumes and to also celebrate Dr. Seuss week.

Snacks were served to complete the celebration.

Carmen Grubb read Green Eggs and Ham to her students and asked them would if they would try eating green eggs and ham.

“Yes,” they all shouted.  She said alright, go to your tables and have a seat.

At each place setting were a plate with a helping of green eggs and two pieces of ham. Grubb’s assistant, Agnus Lipnicki, squatted down and tried the servings with them.

Many of the students had their noses all scrunched up when taking a tiny lick of the green stuff.

“Do you like green eggs and ham?”  Most of the students said yes with big nods.

Grubb encouraged her students to try new things. “You’ll never know if you like something if you don’t give it a try.

Kathy Dingey was walking down the hallway and she took only a few steps and a student would run up and give her a hug or a  teacher would stop her and tell her how great she looked.

Dingey is a bus driver and has been out of work for a while and she was reminded that day just how much she has been missed.  Hopefully she will get to return soon.

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