GES students use puppy paws to buy holiday gifts
GRASONVILLE — All of the students at Grasonville Elementary School had the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for friends and family on Dec. 19 using their school currency, puppy paws.
Grasonville Elementary follows a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports model to encourage and promote good choices students make throughout the school year. Teachers hand out paper puppy paws to students who make good choices and students can then cash in their puppy paws in each month for a planned incentive.
Holiday Shopping is the most popular incentive offered throughout the year. With more than 2,000 gifts donated by faculty, parents and the community, students had a large assortment of gifts to choose from.
“This is a great opportunity for students to buy for others using their own form of cur- rency that they save and work for throughout the school year,” Grasonville Elementary School Behavioral Specialist Laura Schroyer said.
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, fourth-grade students from Grasonville Elementary went on a field trip to Annapolis. They started their trip with a walking tour at the State House. While the tour guide was beginning his presentation, they caught a glimpse of Gov. Larry Hogan heading to his car to go to a meeting. A parent chaperone asked if he’d be willing to take a picture with the students and he agreed! They were so excited to get a class picture with the leader of their state! Fourth-grade teacher Dana Kemp said, “It was an honor for the fourth-graders and Grasonville Elementary!”
Grasonville Elementary School student Tyrese Warren stops by the ornament tree during the school’s holiday shopping event on Dec. 19.