Friday, September 8, was a fun filled day for Johnston Elementary 1st graders.  Following Grits with Grands, 40 plus students accompanied by their teachers, Sarah Dampier, Stephanie Fletcher, and Erin Hattman, and chaperone, Kay Campbell toured several of Johnston’s points of interest.  This walking tour followed classroom lessons about “community,” its leaders, and the goods and services a community provides.

The first stop on the tour was the Municipal Building.  Students learned that the police and fire stations are part of the facility.  Next, the boys and girls were guided through the Post Office where they talked to a mailman about the process of getting their mail.  A few even met their own mailman.  They also saw The Chicken Place, Shell convenience store, and First Citizens Bank.  The best stop on the tour or at least the most popular according to the students was Riley’s where they were treated to ice cream.

Ms. Hattman shared, “Being able to tour and see the inside of the Post Office and have Officer Gentry stop traffic for them to cross the road was a favorite part for the tour.”  Kitara Lozier said, “I like the fire station and I learned that they only come when the need to.”  According to McKile Barnes, “The ‘mail place’ was my favorite spot.”  Quincy Weaver, “I liked seeing the police station and the police officer because they protect us and give us a service.”  Johnston Elementary continues in “Creating World Class Citizens who are developing thinking, person and relational skills needed for continues success in a challenging society.”  For more school news visit our Website, http://jes.edgefield.k12.sc.us or our Facebook page, Johnston Elementary Bears.

Pictured:  Johnston Elementary 1st grade students, teachers, and Officer Gentry