PRESIDENTS DAY BY THE NUMBERS

By NORMAN M. COVERT

(MOUNT AIRY, Md.)—Anyone who has the courage to ask questions of second graders must be ready for answers which may or may not be in the teacher’s syllabus. That lesson was learned at Parrs Ridge Elementary School here two weeks ago.

In case you didn’t realize it, Presidents Day Weekend is four days, not three. One hundred seventy five second graders shouted it out not long before they would scatter for the holiday.

A teachers’ in-service day was added to the weekend – hooray!

We also learned that 21-plus-10 equals 31 – not 41.

And we celebrated more than the presidents’ birthdays that weekend.… Read More