Wakefield Country Day School visits young readers at library

Students, teachers and the Owl mascot from Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly recently visited with young readers at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal to teach about winter, do a little math and investigate interesting facts about owls.

Led by Kathy Jacobs, the students and the Owl read and danced with toddlers and preschool children. Jeff Perry, WCDS ninth grade and middle school science teacher, gave a brief presentation about owls around the area. Later, the Owl and WCDS students helped children make snowmen as part of the craft time during the children’s story time visit.

Parents took pictures of their children with the WCDS Owl, and children participated in story time as part of Samuels Library’s efforts to build on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through their children’s programming. WCDS preschool and pre-kindergarten teachers, Pam McClung and Kim Shafran, also attended and said they were impressed with the level of engagement the children had with the stories, the movement activities and the crafts.

The WCDS Owl and students will participate in story time again soon, so watch for programming details at the Samuels Public Library.