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September 12, 2017 > Heat wave becomes teaching moment

Heat wave becomes teaching moment

Submitted By Doug Whipple, Gomes Elementary School Principal

Friday, Sept. 1 was one of the hottest days in Fremont's recorded history. With the help of PTA members at Gomes Elementary School that hot day became a real teaching moment for the students. The PTA shopped for and purchased 880 small bottles of water, and then, with the help of custodians loaded the bottles into the schoolÕs refrigerator.

During the lunch break the next school day, each Gomes student was given a chilled bottle of water by a PTA volunteer. Students also participated in a short explanation about their bodyÕs need to stay hydrated by drinking water. Finally, students participated in a ÒtoastÓ with the water and chanted, ÒHydrate! Hydrate, Hydrate!Ó

It was a good learning experience on a hot day.

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