South metro teacher turns to chalk to make students' day

An East Lake Elementary teacher decided to turn to chalk to help spread positivity among her school community during a time where many need it. 

Kristin Moore, who teaches fifth-grade at the Lakeville school, wrote messages of kindness and encouragement on driveways, including those of students and staff, according to a Facebook post by Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools.

In the post, Kristin said: "I saw a teacher in another state post on Instagram that she did this and felt inspired! I wanted my students, and their families, to know that I am thinking about them and that we are all in this together."

Kristin and Audrey Glogoza, a fellow fifth-grade teacher at the same school, completed the task in separate cars and practiced appropriate social distancing. 

"We just did this because we miss our students," Kristin added. "Everything is uncertain right now, but our classroom and school community remain strong."