EASLEY — McKissick Elementary school hosted a literacy night on Monday, combining writing and critical thinking with some of the kid’s favorite Disney characters: the animated cast of “Frozen.”
After a hot meal of grilled cheese and tomato soup, the students headed off to classrooms where they watched a clip from the movie and wrote a short paper about it.
In the clip, Olaf, a snowman, sings a song about how much he longs for the arrival of Summer — unaware of what happens when snow meets heat. A second character, Kristoff, wants to tell him. The students were asked whether Kristoff should stay silent or should spoil Olaf’s dream of lounging in the sun on a hot summer day.
“I said he should tell him,” said Landon, a student at McKissick. “You have to warn him. He’ll melt!”
Staff mingled throughout the decorated halls, many dressed up as characters from the movie.
“It’s all in good fun,” said Anita Richardson, assistant principal at McKissick. “These literacy nights are important from an educational standpoint, but they’re also a chance for the kids to get involved in after hours programs.”
After writing their papers, students built snowmen out of marshmallows and frosting and went home with a “goodie bag” and got to take a photo with “the real” Elsa and Anna from the film.
McKissick principal Gary Mohr was dressed up as Olaf and greeted students as they entered along with Richardson, in her best “Anna” attire.
“We had a good turnout,” said Mohr. “Sure, I think we’ll continue to put on these family nights. The kids seem to enjoy them and they’re a lot of fun.”
Richardson stated that the next family night will be math orientated and in keeping with the Disney theme will be “Medieval times.” The date for the event is scheduled to be sometime in March.
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