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Goin' to the beach

Taking a break from all the activities, Austin Manivong finds some quiet time to read while on a beach towel. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)

Cottage Grove Elementary School first-grade teachers Janene Zavoral, Gail Scholl, Wendi Draper, Lisa Bush and Vicki Waldo teach a unit on sea life to their students each year. In the past, they have held Beach Day to celebrate the end of the unit and the end of the school year, but it's been held inside the school.

This year, teachers, and many parent volunteers, held it outdoors.

Each student had to visit each station, but it wasn't at all hard to get them to participate in playing with chalk, racing while wearing flippers, blowing bubbles, passing leaky water balloons, removing marbles from a plastic pool using only their toes and face painting.

Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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