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Molly Aukes instructs a class of kindergarteners Monday morning. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Elementary teacher strives to teach kids to live healthy lives

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"I want to see some crabs walking in the hot sand," Park Rapids Teacher of the Year Molly Aukes told one of her kindergarten physical education classes Monday morning.


The students responded to the request with giggles and proceeded to quickly walk backwards on their hands and legs, imitating crabs. The activity was part of a warm up for Century Elementary kindergartners, who are learning the basics this year.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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