Columbia Public Schools let out for the summer

Friday, May 24, 2013 | 6:19 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — It is officially summer for Columbia public elementary school students, who had a half day of school for their last day Friday.

Before all thoughts of tests and history could be replaced by thoughts of pool time and fireflies, Missourian reporters headed out to six elementary schools this morning to ask students: "What's the coolest thing you learned this year in school?"

Below are responses from 28 elementary students.

Maelyn Andrea, 10, Cedar Ridge Elementary: "In math there's different hard things you have to learn at each level."





Michael Asher, 11, Parkade Elementary: "I learned about the Mayflower."





Q Asher, 9, Parkade Elementary: "There were four cannons on the Mayflower. Three on one side and one on the other."





RJ Baguio, 11, Paxton Keeley Elementary: "Math subjects."






Bertie Binfield, 9, Mill Creek Elementary: "Times tables."






Finley Binfield, 7, Mill Creek Elementary: "Learned to read."





Jayden Cooper, 10, Parkade Elementary: "Long division."






Audrey Good, 7, Shepard Elementary: "Learning about how plants grow."





Themerius Hayes, 10, Shepard Elementary: "About the Oregon Trail."





Jackson Huenefeldt, 10, Paxton Keeley Elementary: "Math."





Aniyah Kelly, 5, Cedar Ridge Elementary: "I learned about books."

Daejonay Kelly, 8, Cedar Ridge Elementary: "I learned about box turtles."




Allison Kollock, 6, Blue Ridge Elementary: "Math because I can learn better to do numbers."





Sophia Marceau, 7, Shepard Elementary: "When we researched on animals."





Paxton Martin, 7, Cedar Ridge Elementary: "Oh! Art."






Jack McAllister, 9, Mill Creek Elementary: "I liked learning about force in science."





Sam McAllister, 6, Mill Creek Elementary: "Kindergarten is fun!"





Sandra Menia, 11, Paxton Keeley Elementary: "About famous Americans."





Zoey Montgomery, 5, Blue Ridge Elementary: "P.E. because it's fun, and the days of the week."





Jeff Painter, 8, Shepard Elementary: "Music. Just music."






Joshua Palmer, 7, Parkade Elementary: "Tigers are awesome."





Raymond Shabaka, 9, Blue Ridge Elementary: "Division. I kinda liked that and we learned it kinda recently."






Alexis Swon, 6, Blue Ridge Elementary: "Math because I like to write numbers."





Basil VanPool, 10, Blue Ridge Elementary: "Weather and the affects of weather in science. Mostly because we got to make models and you got to pour a half gallon of water in it."





Emily Weigand, 6, Paxton Keeley Elementary: "3D shapes and the planetarium."





Kaitlyn Weigand, 9, Paxton Keeley Elementary: "Fractions."






Alissa Wilhite, 10, Cedar Ridge Elementary: "I liked P.E. Soccer was my favorite."





Seth Wray, 9, Cedar Ridge Elementary: "I liked multiplication."





Griffin Ying, 8, Parkade Elementary: "Science."

Jordan Newland, Greta Weber, Allison Wrabel, Glenda Ortega, Courtney Leeper and Corinne Kennedy contributed to this report.

Supervising editor is Jake Kreinberg

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