Brookhaven Elementary Hosts Grinch Day

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Brookhaven Elementary School kindergarten students wore Grinch hats that said, “My heart grew three sizes today,” during the school’s annual Grinch Day. Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ cherished character from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the day’s activities were an opportunity for students to spread kindness, just like the Whos in Whoville as they converted the Grinch one Christmas Eve.

Teacher Jennifer Drake told her students, “Today is about kindness and working together, giving compliments and helping others.” 

Each of the classrooms was set up with various activities that supported English language arts, math, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) activities. Students constructed sleighs out of Lincoln Logs, tested their pattern skills with the Out Run the Grinch game, labeled the Grinch with vocabulary words, and rolled the dice to count the number of water beads to fill the Grinch’s heart. They also built Christmas trees out of plastic cups, crafted paper Grinch faces and, of course, settled on the carpet to read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”