Above and Beyond the Classroom: Sandston kindergartners become “Alpha-Heroes”

SANDSTON, Va. (WRIC) — 8News Anchor Amanda Malkowski visited Sandston Elementary where a very special lesson was taking place.

A kindergarten classroom turns into “Star City.”


Assistant Principal Tyler Hart becomes Mayor Twinkletoes and Miss Neff’s kindergarteners have to save the city by learning all the letters and their sounds.

“I came up with the idea of “Star City” being in crisis and not having any letters — what a problem that would be,” said teacher, Andrea Neff. “That was a good way of getting the kids hooked into how important this is.”

Andrea Neff
Andrea Neff

The kiddos even wear capes because their mission is an urgent one.

“We made a whole video where the city was just in crisis, so they couldn’t drive,” Neff said. “They couldn’t shop, and so the kids were so hooked into it.”

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