Classroom Spotlight: Northwestern Elementary School kindergarten _lowres

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Melissa Brady's kindergarten classroom at Northwestern Elementary School in Zachary includes, sitting from left, Emma Kelly, Joradyn Johnson, Annalise Anderson, Braylon Wellington and Nathan Cochran; kneeling, Mason Wilson, Benjamin Tannehill, Luke Welch, Sa'Lacia Bery, Cameron Ford and Rasheead Berry; third row, Amari Ramsey, Zoie Delatte, Abbie Moore, Ryan Phelps, Nevaeh Bennett and Dylan Murphy; and back row, Jasmine Durham, Kenneth Turner, Ja'Cory Tennart, Samantha White and Coraline Lawhon with Brady.

Kindergartners in Melissa Brady’s classroom at Northwestern Elementary School in Zachary took a break from their Christmas party on Dec. 18 to answer this question:

  • What is your favorite Christmas movie or song, and why?
  • ANNALISE ANDERSON: “ ‘Elf’ is my favorite movie because in the beginning they jump around and act silly.”
  • NEVAEH BENNETT: “ ‘Up on the Rooftop’ is my favorite Christmas song because I can listen to it on my computer. I like it because Santa is sharing toys.”
  • RASHEEAD BERRY: “ ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ is my favorite movie because he helps his friends.”
  • SA’LACIA BERY: “ ‘Frosty the Snowman’ is my favorite movie because he is so cute.”
  • NATHAN COCHRAN: “I like Mickey Mouse Christmas movies because they are funny.”
  • ZOIE DELATTE: “ ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ because my PawPaw sings it to me.”
  • JASMINE DURHAM: “I like the song ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ because I hear it on my momma’s radio in the car. I like when he lights his nose up while pulling Santa’s sleigh.”
  • CAMERON FORD: “ ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ because his nose is shiny.”
  • EMMA KELLY: “ ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town,’ because I can listen to it on my momma’s phone and sing it with my brother and sister.”
  • JORADYN JOHNSON: “ ‘Jingle Bells,’ because it is a beautiful song.”
  • CORALINE LAWHON: “ ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ because he had a shiny nose, and I like learning the words when I listen to it.”
  • ABBIE MOORE: “ ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ because he turns real when they make him.”
  • DYLAN MURPHY: “ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas,’ because he doesn’t like Christmas, and at the end, he figures out what Christmas is all about.”
  • RYAN PHELPS: “ ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ because it is awesome, and when his nose glows, it is cool.”
  • AMARI RAMSEY: “ ‘Jingle Bells,’ because it is a fun song to sing.”
  • BENJAMIN TANNEHILL: “ ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ because I like the music.”
  • JA’CORY TENNART: “ ‘Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer,’ because I like when he found a house for Santa to come visit.”
  • KENNETH TURNER: “ ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ because I like his bright shining nose that helped Santa.”
  • LUKE WELCH: “ ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ because I like the abdominal (sic) snowman.”
  • BRAYLON WELLINGTON: “ ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ because he had bullies, and Santa helps him find new friends.”
  • SAMANTHA WHITE: “I like the song ‘Jingle Bells’ because I like the sound of the jingly bells.”
  • MASON WILSON: “I like ‘Deck the Halls’ because it gives joy to everybody. When we sing it, everyone gathers around and hopes Santa gives us presents.”