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February 7, 2013

Garfield students learn how to sweep, throw 'the rock'

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MANKATO —

The students learned a lot about the sport. And they practiced the life skills of teamwork and building camaraderie while also demonstrating the districtwide initiative of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Hasse said.

“We really like to teach a lot of lifetime activities,” Hasse said.

And a little sprinkle of common sense didn’t hurt either before the students were allowed to pick up their curling brooms.

“Don’t use these as sticks to hit your friends,” Ringhofer said.

Hasse said two sixth-graders at Garfield are members of the junior curling league at Mankato Curling Club, and she hopes the experience Thursday will inspire more young people to join.

For more information, visit www.mankatocurling.org or call 388-3335.

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