Just because there’s no snow yet, doesn’t mean it’s not coming eventually to West Michigan. A member of the Barry County Road Commission spoke recently to McFall kindergarten students about staying safe while playing outside the snow or waiting for the bus near the road.
In Michelle DeVries's first-grade class at McFall Elementary School, Lilee Grinnel and Braylee Tep inspected the Indian corncobs soaking in water –- which DeVries hopes to sprout. "Owen's grandpa gave us this Indian corn," said Lilee. "It's wet but kind of cool." DeVries' class commemorated the First Thanksgiving through the eyes of 7-year-olds who lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.
Freeport Fire Lt. Lani Forbes dropped to the floor with McFall Elementary students practicing their "Stop, drop and roll" technique to use if their clothing is on fire. Preschool and McFall students learned about fire safety from the experts as part of the annual national observance of Fire Safety Week in October.