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September 21, 2018

Fairley second graders unite to bake holiday cookies


The Fairley Elementary School cafeteria was buzzing with excitement on Dec. 12 as 120 students helped make holiday cookie cutouts.

Fairley Elementary School teacher Stephanie Griffin shows student Chloe Knopp (left) how to make a cookie cutout. Looking on are classmates Ian Shoults, Adrian Rivera and Matthew Decker.

Fairley Elementary School teacher Stephanie Griffin shows student Chloe Knopp (left) how to make a cookie cutout. Looking on are classmates Ian Shoults, Adrian Rivera and Matthew Decker.

All five of the district’s second -grade classes took part in the annual cookie-making event, as they followed a recipe to make dough and then made hundreds of cutouts ranging from stars to gingerbread men to Christmas trees.

“This is the first year that we’ve had all the classes together to make the cookies at once,” second grade teacher Stephanie Griffin said. “It (went) well because we had a lot more help from other teachers and (parent) volunteers.”

Baking cookies was only part of the activity, as students and their parents helped frost the treats on Dec. 16.

Although baking and frosting the cookies were the most time-consuming parts of the activity, students said the hard work was worth it in the end because they were able to bring some cookies home.

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