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COLUMBUS — Madison French gave her dad strict orders Friday morning before leaving for school, “Don’t be late.”

He didn't plan on it.

French, a third-grader at Centennial Elementary School, was excited about the opportunity to show her dad what she’s been learning in science class.

An activity the school built into its yearly schedule allows parents to stop in on designated days to learn from their children in specific classes.

“This allows me to spend time with her while also learning what she does at school,” said Madison's father, Brad French, as she taught him how to create electricity with a battery and wire.

Other parents and family members also took time Friday to show their children and grandchildren they're interested in the school activities, a duty the students took very seriously.

“It helps parents be more aware of what their children are learning in school and are more familiar with the curriculum," said Principal Jacquelyn Herink. “We chose to do things during the school day rather than the evening so parents can actually have the children show them what they’re learning.”

Just as the three third-grade classes were teaching their parents how electricity and magnets work, Herink said other grades offer different activities throughout the year such as math, reading and even putting on plays.

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