Gabriel Christus
Irene Grundin, kindergarten teacher, tries to help Finley Shaughnessy recite her poem during an oral interpretation event on Thursday at Bergen Meadow Elementary School.
A good time with rhyme

“Roses are red; violets are blue.
I’m not a professional speaker; how about you?”

That was the poem kindergartner Mason Wertz wrote and recited at the annual oral interpretation event at Bergen Meadow Elementary last Thursday. Mason was the first speaker, and his poem summed up the event’s mission: give children an opportunity to speak in public.