Great laughter and giggles could be heard along the hallways of Cooleemee Elementary School this summer. Approximately 60 students from Pre K – 2nd grade recreated stories to bring them to life. Participants grew bean plants with their magic beans like Jack and ventured under popping parachutes as they pretended to be the “Big Bad Wolf” in search of a little pig! SOAR Camp teachers and assistants created a retell room in the school with giant replications of the Three Little Pigs’ houses. This allowed children to walk and talk through the story. All of these many activities were designed with the intent to increase student’s comprehension and connections to literature.
The goal of the Cooleemee Elementary SOAR Program this year was to help students bring back the laughter and smiles when it comes to reading. Learning to read can be stressful for some students, but not when you are riding on your scooter board chariot like Cinderella across the gymnasium floor! Students at Cooleemee embraced magical experiences both on campus and off, with field trips to the Children’s Museum of Winston Salem and the Nature Science Center. Nutritional breakfast and lunch were provided by the Davie County Schools Summer Food Service Program.
This is an example of how community donations are working through the Davie Community Foundation in the form of community grants. Every dollar donated is added to the fund it is designated for. You can be part of the solution by donating to the Community Impact Fund at any time, in any amount. Your gifts make projects like this possible!