Building bridges


October 18, 2023

Above, Mrs. Jones' third grade class Back row, from left: Hannah Opel, Kolton Lewis, Huntyr Adams, Nova Madison, Logan Barrett. Middle row, from left: Chase Furst, Brylee Nugent. Front row, from left: Freyja Gibbs, Colter Sands, Jeremy Wood, Henry Nelson, Caleb Tenbusch. Below, Junior McConnell shows his bridge project to his teacher and classmates.

One of the first projects Mrs. Cheryl Jones' third grade class at Oak Heights Elementary gets to do every school year is build a bridge using their own imagination and, maybe, a little help from mom and dad.

This was the first year third grade teacher Mrs. Laurel Adams participated in the project.

"Mrs. Jones said they love the bridge project and it's a really huge thing," Adams said.

Prior to building their bridges, the classes read the book, "Pop's Bridge," a story about two boys whose fathers take part in building and painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Then the students can choose whether...

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