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Carrie Lee School teachers make good on a promise delayed by the coronavirus

Posted: Sun, Jan 10, 2021 10:48 AM

Third and fourth grade teachers at Carrie Lee School in Decorah have collaborated to give fourth-grade students a few surprises.

Last school year the third-grade teachers received a grant through Farm Bureau to travel to the NICC Dairy Farm to learn about the importance of dairy farming.  However, the farm was closed to visitors because of COVID-19.

The third-grade teachers brainstormed about ways to spend the money from the grant and chose to purchase for each student a copy of the book "Milk Makers" by Gail Gibbons.  All students who were a part of last year's third-grade classes have been, or will be gifted a book, as well as any new fourth grade student at Carrie Lee Elementary.
The five third grade teachers stated, "We are lucky enough to be some of the only classes in the country who were able to reunite with our classes from last year. We didn't get to give our well wishes to them at the end of the year like we would in a normal school situation."

The books were delivered to the students with financial help from Dragonfly Books of Decorah.