In spite of bad weather, over half of Thomas Hunter Middle School’s sixth grade students participated in a “Reverse Field Trip” held at the school on Oct. 16. The students were invited to drop by the school and pick out free books provided by Riders for Readers, a national organization represented locally by Foster resident Eric Engel and others.
Sixth grade history teacher Leslie Hudgins said this had been such a weird year with the pandemic that she and her fellow teachers wanted to provide their students with an opportunity to drop by the school for a brief time, individually or in small groups, to get a book and a bag of treats. It was called a “reverse field trip” because students were visiting the school instead of going away from it.
“They were super excited,” said Hudgins. “It was a terrible rainy day, and we didn’t expect so many. But they all came bouncing in and smiling. They seemed happy just to be in the building, see their teachers, and get their books.”
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