Week one of St. Marys Area School District’s summer Kindergarten Readiness Program has come to a heart-warming, successful conclusion.

The children were not only extremely cooperative in following safety guidelines, learning and social interaction were unhindered. In addition to literacy skills and phonemic awareness, South St. Marys Street Elementary School students enjoyed giving Dina air hugs, air high fives, air fist bumps and cooperative play continued at a distance.

The Kindergarten Readiness Program will continue through the end of July. During the second week, students met Tiny Turtle who helps the children learn anger management coping strategies.