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Spreading The Love: TCCS students see the world via valentines

Photo provided to the Times Observer Third grade students are learning about the United States and many other countries through valentines that they’ve been receiving. Valentines have been received from all 50 states and at least nine countries. In the photo are, front, from left, Meadowlyn Kelly, Charley Halfast, Dean Morrison, Zach Menteer, Liam Wallace, Pyper Spencer, Claire Manning, Adelynn Edson, Alhana Cox and Melayna Minich and, back, Isabelle VanHart, Blake Achon, Levi Peterson, Ava Borland Serina Jones, Miss Runyan, Janelle Sumonsky, Jayden Sekerak, Ellie Sutton and Zayden Johsnon.

Warren County is “fly over country,” a part of the country that people are far more likely to fly over than they are to ever visit.

At times, it can be challenging to feel connected to power centers like Harrisburg or Washington.

So how do you teach students that they’re part of an interconnected global society?

Third graders at Tidioute Community Charter School got a glimpse of that lesson via a pretty simple medium – valentines.

So far, the third grade class has received at least one valentine from all 50 states and nine different countries.

“And word has it that (we) will be receiving some from a few more countries,” TCCS Office Manager Heather Cass said.

“We are more than excited about this opportunity to learn about different places around the world, and just spread the love from one end of the globe to the other,” she added.

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