Mask Matrix Designation Jan. 15-21

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Candy Cane Corner

The title sounds like a sweet and delicious street but Candy Cane Corner is actually an event sponored by the PTA for students to purchase gifts for family members for Christmas.  It's quite interesting to watch kids selecting the perfect gift for parents and siblings. My favorite observation was 6 year old "Timmy" whose eyes grew wide when he discovered the "diamond stud earrings and necklace" for only $7.50.  "Wow!" my Mom always wanted diamond earrings!" He proudly put the selection in his bag.  Susie was certain her Dad would want a bottle of slime because she "loves slime" and surely Dad would "if only he would try it!"  After making purchases, volunteers wrap gifts and tell students to place under their tree at home until the Christmas Day reveal.

I just wonder how many gifts actually remain a secret and unopened until Christmas Day.  So many children are as excited give their precious purchases as recieve.  Observing these little consumers is certainly sweet.

Charlotte Woo
Librarian