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Manaugh goes ‘interstellar’ for learning

Manaugh Elementary School holds fourth annual Spring Fling

Manaugh Elementary School held its fourth annual Spring Fling on Thursday evening.

The event is an opportunity for students to learn in a hands-on environment and for residents to see what the students created and learned.

Staff decide on the topic of the Spring Fling, and students then focus their studies in subjects surrounding the topic, said Manaugh Principal Donetta Jones. In 2017, the theme was oceans. This year, the school studied space.

Each grade chooses a different aspect of the topic. Kindergartners and first-graders studied inner planets and the sun, second-graders studied the outer planets, third-graders studied heavenly bodies, fourth-graders studied constellations, and fifth-graders studied outer space.

School hallways are transformed to reflect the area of study, this year complete with a planetarium in the music room.

“These are the things that when you grow up, you say, ‘I remember when I was in third grade and we made a black-light display of the planets,’” Jones said. “It is memorable for them and the community too.”

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