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Third-graders prepare for Mother’s Day

MADAWASKA, Maine — Third-graders at the Madawaska Elementary School worked on handmade Mother’s Day gifts Friday afternoon.

Shayne Lagasse created a “Brecfest in bed” coupon to give to his mom for Mother’s Day as part of a project in Joan Albert’s third grade class Friday at Madawaska Elementary School. (Morgan Mitchell | SJVT/FhF)

Students in Joan Albert’s third grade class made pop-up books to show how much they love their mothers.

“It is important to take the time at school because it is not just about academics, it is about life and what matters most,” Albert said.

The students were shown how to make the first part of the book, but then took over from there.

“I got the hang of it after the first one,” said Makayla Michaud, 9, a member of Albert’s class. “I did a lot by myself.”

Every child in the class had wonderful things to share about their mom and why she is so special to them.

Oliver Pelkey shows off his pop-up book while Carter Guerrette works in the back on his project for Mother’s Day on Friday in Joan Albert’s third grade class at Madawaska Elementary School. (Morgan Mitchell | SJVT/FhF)

“I’m writing things for my mom to tell her why she’s beautiful,” said Carter Guerrette. Guerrette also said he loves when his mom cooks her famous chicken dinner.

Oliver Pelkey said that his favorite thing about his mother is her jokes.

“One time, she was pretending that we were going to get a cat, but we didn’t,” Pelkey said.

Another student, Shayne Lagasse, took pride in his project.

“I like [my book] most because I’m doing it for my mom,” Lagasse said.

He included that his favorite part of his mother is that she loves him.

One youngster in Joan Albert’s third grade class at Madawaska Elementary School created this card Friday to give to mom on Mother’s Day. (Morgan Mitchell | SJVT/FhF)

Alexis Berube has other plans to make even more cards for her mother before Mother’s Day.

“I’m going to make her another card because she likes to snuggle with me a lot at night and she helps me with my homework,” Berube said.

The third grade teacher, Albert, said she lost her mother last September.

“We’re so busy, we don’t take the time to pause and say, ‘Thank you’ and ‘I love you’,” Albert said. “So I tell the kids to take time to tell their moms thank you.”

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