In years past, the fifth grade’s annual visit to the Easterseals Guice Center has become a favorite holiday tradition. Like everything else in 2020, things looked a little different this year.
Rather than traveling to the Guice Center and hosting a holiday party for the children it serves, fifth graders—in their holiday PJ best—wrapped books and made cards to be delivered to the center, and created video recordings of some of their favorite picture books to be shared with the children, ages 3 to 5.
“In the videos, children will see the books while hearing our students’ voices,” says fifth-grade teacher Rebecca Rhodes. “The idea is that the children at the Guice Center can now listen to books being read to them at any point.”
Prior to the classroom activities, fifth graders Zoomed with Guice Center Manager Victoria Holbert to learn more about the center’s important work.