KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Schools across the Kansas City metro are gearing up for Red Friday.
Inside Center School District, Indian Creek Elementary kindergartners are getting the chance to cheer on their favorite players while incorporating reading, spelling and art.
Before anyone steps foot in kindergarten teacher Shelby Curfman’s classroom, students will see Chiefs players with books in their hands, showcasing the importance of reading.
“They walk in and they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh Ms. Curfman, is that the Chiefs?’ And I’m like, ‘Of course that’s the Chiefs,'” Curfman said with a smile.
This week, students are learning all about No. 9 JuJu Smith-Schuster.
“It’s so exciting to see how they come in in the beginning of the school year and all of the growth they're making,” Curfman said. “And just to say, ‘You’re reading now,’ and them to light up when they can read a sentence, write a sentence and draw a picture — it's literally my why.”
As their excitement for the players as well as learning continues to grow, Curfman’s class is ready for Sunday, enthusiastically exclaiming, "Go Chiefs!"