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YOUTH: Head start students enjoy spring

Students at Head Start Center No. 2 headed outside this week to learn in the warm weather. The students enjoyed several activities Tuesday. Children from JoAnn Rush's class jumped and cheered as minnows swam swiftly through old rain gutters on th...

Students at Head Start Center No. 2 headed outside this week to learn in the warm weather.

The students enjoyed several activities Tuesday.

Children from JoAnn Rush's class jumped and cheered as minnows swam swiftly through old rain gutters on the playground.

Ellie Moran's class hauled out the painting easels and fly swatters for some creative fun with tempera paint. Children, well-covered in plastic aprons, dipped fly swatters in bright paints and swatted at large sheets of paper taped to the building while others enjoyed making pictures at the easels. Some children decided to participate in outdoor bowling using colorful inflatable balls to knock down plastic bowling pins set up on the playground.

Still others joined hands to form a large spiral with their bodies moving around and around in time with music.

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"It is important to give young children the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and move their bodies every day" said Head Start teacher Loree Brochu. "And they really enjoy bringing the classroom to the outdoors."

The center based Head Start program serves children ages 3-5 and is a community site for the Superior Community Preschool program. The classes run four hours daily Monday-Friday from September to May. Head Start is taking applications. For more information, call 392-9896.

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