Funshine Day at T.J. Harris

By: Jessica Dealy Email
By: Jessica Dealy Email

First grade students at T.J. Harris Elementary School may still be in school, but Friday's lesson plan didn't include anything but fun in the sun.

"Enjoy the sun. Enjoy the family. Enjoy the food. Enjoy the outside because it is going to be a beautiful day," said Latika Terrell, an assistant teacher at Harris.

Terrell was all smiles as she drove students from around on her father's old tractor. From the look of things, 'Funshine Day" was just as much fun for parents and teachers as it was for their kids.

"We want to reward the kids for making good grades and also for just being here," said Dorothy Hull, PTO president.

Funshine Day is not only a nice reward for students, it also helps raise money for the next school year. Wrist bands are sold for $6, or tickets may be bought at $.25 each."

"We get to play and we get to sell stuff," said Destiny, a first grade student. "It costs tickets and sometimes it cost a dollar."

"My favorite part about today is that we can win stuff and take stuff home and we can have fun being all together," said Moriah Bell.

"My favorite part about today is the hay ride!" said Akivia, also in first grade.

The hay ride was only one of many activities available. Students also had their faces painted, played go fish, pick-a-duck, and ate barbecue and snow cones.

It takes members of the PTO half a year to organize Funshine Day but the students say they look forward to it all year.


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