All aboard …

It’s starting to become a tradition. For the past two years, we’ve climbed aboard “The Polar Express” with students at Sooner Elementary in Moore, and we had such a wonderful time returning there today.

The awesome staff at Sooner sets up a classroom hallway every year and transforms it into the train that takes children to the North Pole. Last year, they asked us to be part of this special event in conjunction with our Reading Timeout program, presented by American Fidelity. When they asked us back this year, we all wanted to go!

Eight of us went to the school today and read this classic book to the children – mostly kindergarteners – who stepped into the magic of the story right with us. They were so wonderful that we had to tell Jingle, their Elf, that all the children should be on Santa’s “nice” list.

After we rode the train to the North Pole and all the children heard their bells jingle, just like in the book, we handed out a Christmas book to each child to take home. They even wanted our autographs, and we were more than happy to sign their books!

Several teachers told us that, after the tragic events in Connecticut last Friday, the children and staff all needed something that reminded them of how wonderful school can be. Their hard work truly created a magical memory for these students, and we were very grateful to be a part of an event that was so full of simple joys.

- Thunder Girls