Frog and Toad

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    Cara Jones as “Bee,” left, Maris Drew as “Bird” and Evan Wethington as “Toad,” all of Jasper and first-grade students at Fifth Street School, performed a story from the book series “Frog and Toad” on Tuesday in Jasper. Allowing students to act out scenes with their book characters is one of many interactive ways local teachers improve reading and comprehension skills. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Emma Leonard, left, and Raegan Bolin, both in kindergarten at Fifth Street School in Jasper, watched as first-graders performed a musical rendition of a story from the book series “Frog and Toad” on Tuesday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Fifth Street School music teacher Mary Burke held a sign to help first-graders during their performance of a story from the book series “Frog and Toad” on Tuesday in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    First-grader Marian Hayes, left, narrated as classmate Joshua Griesemer acted as “Frog” during a musical performance of the book series “Frog and Toad” on Tuesday at Fifth Street School in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Evan Wethington portrayed “Toad” as he and his fellow first-graders performed a musical rendition of a story form the book series “Frog and Toad” on Tuesday at Fifth Street School in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Cara Jones played the part of “Bee,” as she flew across stage Tuesday at Fifth Street School in Jasper. Jones and her first-grade classmates performed a musical rendition of a story from the book series “Frog and Toad.” Heather Rousseau/The Herald