A Dinner to Remember

A Dinner to Remember
Posted on 02/21/2022
Love was in the air last week as schools celebrated Valentine’s Day. At North Buncombe Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Kelly Penley gave her students a dinner to remember. By: Breanna Hensley
BCS Communications Dept.

Love was in the air last week as schools celebrated Valentine’s Day. At North Buncombe Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Kelly Penley gave her students a dinner to remember.

“The students were wowed when they entered the classroom,” said Ms. Penley. “You could hear the gasps and the ‘whoas!’ Their faces were filled with smiles and their eyes lit up.”

The young ladies and gentlemen came dressed in their best for this formal event. This dinner was more than just a fancy Valentine celebration, it was about learning lifelong skills.

“In our classroom, we discuss how we are a classroom family and how it is important to treat everyone with respect,” explained Ms. Penley. “When treating everyone with respect, using manners comes into the conversation. We discussed how using manners shows our families and friends that we respect them,” she added.

The students learned so much from this simple, but wonderful idea.

“They learned how gentlemen escort the ladies to their chairs and pulling the seats out for their dates,” said Ms. Penley. “They also learn about placing the napkin in their laps, and where their hands go.”

Kindergarteners love to talk, but Ms. Penley taught them how it’s not polite to talk when chewing food. Many will never forget this special day, and those life skills taught by Ms. Penley will forever be in their hearts.

“I do believe that they will remember this day,” she said. “It was truly a magical day!”

Love was in the air last week as schools celebrated Valentine’s Day. At North Buncombe Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Kelly Penley gave her students a dinner to remember.