'Read, Write, Move' gives kids an interactive way to learn

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

It was a busy day at Concord South Side Elementary on Friday as the Elkhart County school hosted its second annual “Read, Write, Move” event.

There were two parts to the event.

First, kids had to try to raise $10 that would be used for school improvements.

Next, students participated in reading, writing and moving activities.

The school had more than 50 guests come in to do activities with the students. Some of the kids learned new dance moves while others learned a little bit of science. And of course there was some reading.

And the event did not just last a few hours, it went on for the entire school day.

“We saw it as an alternative to some of the traditional fundraisers,” said Kris Gingerich, president of the Concord South Side PTO. “Rather than selling products and only getting a portion back of the product or proceeds we thought this would be a fun way for us to see 100 percent of the donations while also all of the students being able to feel like they are participating in a fundraiser regardless of whether they are able to personally raise money.”

So far the response has been mostly positive, and they hope to do it again next year.

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