Teachers and staff at Jefferson Elementary School in Muscatine, Iowa, spread joy recently by driving through neighborhoods to say hello to students. Honks filled the air as their cars, decorated with signs, streamers and balloons passed student homes. The event was called the Jefferson Jamboree.
Maraia Sneath, a teacher at the school, had seen similar stories in the news, so she emailed the staff to set the plan in motion. Teachers hopped in their cars and drove through the neighborhood waving hello to students. Journey, 10, and Liam, 5, were waiting outside with their mother and younger sister. When asked what they missed the most about school, they said their teachers.