Wolfle students show motherly love

KINGSTON — Though it isn’t until Sunday, first and second graders in Wolfle Elementary teacher Stephanie Pugh’s class gave their moms a Mother’s Day present a few days early.

In what is the 12th year that the Wolfle teacher has put a similar event together, many mothers of students in the class came to school Thursday and were served and pampered for a change “... so the moms know how special they are,” Pugh said.

The tradition started after Pugh read the book “I’ll Love You Forever,” by Robert Munsch.

The students designed the entire event, down to the place-mats upon which they ate. They brought in juice and made cookies, brownies and — with a little help from Wolfle Principal Ben Degnin — Rice Krispy treats.

Pugh added that the students learned many skills along the way, including using measuring for cooking as well as drawing for and writing to their mothers.

“It was a nice way for kids to practice school skills in real life situations,” Pugh said.

Shea Minder, who brought treats and juice to her mother Russy, said her favorite thing about the event was that, “I get to spend time with my mom.”

With a self-portrait they’d drawn and a letter they’d handwritten, students escorted theirs mother to a rocking chair in the center of the room and read aloud, expressing their own love to mom.

“Thank you for taking care of me ...” Lexi Anthony told his mother, “... You are the best mom in the whole world.”

Most students made sure to thank their mothers for all they do to nurture them, such as taking care of them when they are sick, feeding them and tucking them into bed at night.

There were some exceptions, however.

“You are special because you make creamy chocolate pies,” said student Sean Brislin.

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