Londonderry students rewarded with indoor 'snowball' fight
Clutching their homemade yarn “snowballs,” a group of Matthew Thornton Elementary School second-graders readied for an attack, dodgeball style, on their rival third-graders. (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)
So naturally when the staff at Matthew Thornton Elementary School began thinking up ways to reward some of their best-behaved students, they kept the snowy season in mind.
"We got creative," said reading specialist Karen Kearney, who used her crafts knowledge to teach children in each grade how to build indoor "snowballs," or pompoms, out of white yarn.
Instead, a classroom from each grade was chosen to take part in the "snowball" fight in the school cafeteria Friday afternoon, minus the hats, mittens and bone-chilling weather.
"Except nobody ever strikes out," he noted.
Much to their delight, the kids got to keep their non-melting "snowballs" when the indoor battle concluded, on the condition that they'd refrain from throwing them during the bus ride home.
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