Morning News-Lisa Lete
Blood and guts don't seem to bother fourth grader Jayden Cox as she dissects a fish as part of 'Celebrate Fish Day' at Wapello Elementary School .
BLACKFOOTâ€”There was something 'fishy' going on at Wapello Elementary school Thursday afternoon...literally! It was 'Celebrate Fish Day' and fourth graders were enjoying quite the conglomerate of activities: Dutch oven cooking, t-shirt painting, churning homemade butter and dissecting fish!
Fourth grade teacher Amy Wren said that 'Celebrate Fish Day' is a fun day that she has made into annual event to help make up for the lack of field trips because of budget cuts.
"In the past we (the fourth graders) would go fishing at Crystal Springs every spring for a field trip, " Wren said. "The past couple of years we have been unable to go so now I, along with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and fellow fourth grade teacher Sarah Hale, do what we can to bring the field trip to the kids."
Student Jayden Cox quite enjoyed dissecting the fish, saying her favorite part about it was "poking at the eyes and popping the pupil."
Wren said that groceries for the Dutch oven cooking were donated by Ridley's in Blackfoot and the PTA raised $200 which will allow the kids a brief fishing trip at Jensen Grove in Blackfoot on Monday as well.