June-in-January Father’s Day at Stratford School
Miss McCavera’s second grade class at Stratford School recently treated their fathers to a special morning. The students celebrated Junein January Father’s Day. Fathers were greeted in the hallway with corsages and escorted down to the classroom. Sons and daughters had refreshments for their fathers and very personalized calendars containing each father’s birthday. Students proudly shared their work which was on display inside and outside the classroom.
Fathers enjoyed five poems and two songs with the recurring themes of fathers and their unique and special ways. These songs and poems had been reviewed and practiced since the beginning of December. The choral reading was nearly perfect.
In addition, each father was asked to stand as his child read aloud his special qualities in an original composition. Sons and daughters were poised and confident as they read aloud about their father. It was very helpful that the day before, some mothers agreed to be in the audience for a final dress rehearsal. Their comments and suggestions helped the students polish their presentations.
The second graders enjoyed hosting this special morning for their fathers. They look forward to doing a similar program for their mothers in May.