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Penticton students prepare gifts with love for Mother's Day

Marla Kastor's students at Columbia Elementary School in Pentictonhave been busy preparing gifts for Mother's Day over the past three weeks.
May 07, 2016 - 1:00 PM

PENTICTON - Mothers of the students at a Penticton elementary school are in for a pleasant surprise tomorrow.

Markla Kastor’s grade three class at Columbia Elementary School have been busy creating handmade gifts for Mother’s Day.

The students have potted plants, created cards and crafted clay containers for their moms.

Kastor says her students worked on the gifts off and on for three weeks, growing either a sunflower, marigold or some mint, crafting a small container out of clay in the shape and colour of a peacock and making their own cards.

 Savanna Beaufield, left, and Evan Hartviksan with their Mother's Day creations.
Savanna Beaufield, left, and Evan Hartviksan with their Mother's Day creations.

Earlier this week, the class spent some time using the letters in the word mother to describe what she means to them.

The students came up with descriptors like marvelous, magnificent, outstanding, open-minded, terrific, truthful, tender-hearted, thrilling, tremendous, the best, ticklish, hilarious, heart-loving, hysterical, helpful, harmonious, enthusiastic, energizing, entertaining, ecstatic, extraordinary, really fun, rambunctious, rock star and realistic."

“Our turquoise colours didn’t turn out. We had to repaint,” students Aleigha Lindsay-Knauff and Ronin Driver said of their efforts.

Ronin Driver, left, and Aleigha Lindsay-Knauff with their Mother's Day gift creations.
Ronin Driver, left, and Aleigha Lindsay-Knauff with their Mother's Day gift creations.

“We’ll be putting peacock feathers in them when they’re finished,” they added.

The two students were busy completing their cards and continuing to grow their plants earlier in the week.

“I liked making the peacock and growing the plant,” student Emma Todor said, while Mary Pendleton said she liked creating all three gifts.

Emma Todor, left, and Mary Pendleton enjoyed making their Mother's Day gifts.
Emma Todor, left, and Mary Pendleton enjoyed making their Mother's Day gifts.


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