Campbellsville Elementary School students are learning all about candy canes.
In Shirley Cox’s writing class, students recently discussed the history of the candy cane.
The candy cane is shaped like a “J” to represent a shepherd’s crook, she told the students.
The white of a candy cane represents the purity of Jesus Christ and the red stripes are for the blood he shed when he died on the cross.
When finished with their discussion, students were asked to write their thoughts about candy canes.
Cox gave each student a candy cane to provide some inspiration.
CES third-graders Destiny Choate, at left, and Kaleigh Wilhoite write about candy canes.
CES writing teacher Shirley Cox helps third-graders, from left, Sean Welch, Braxton Agee and Cobain Carter as they write about candy canes.
CES third-grader Sammantha Wooley writes about candy canes.
CES third-grader Stephen Green writes about candy canes.
CES third-graders Jayden Moore, at left, and Griffin Skaggs write about candy canes.
CES writing teacher Shirley Cox helps third-graders Kae’vin Spaulding, at left, and Camron Bryant with their writing.