NEW YORK CITY — Fifth-graders from Wiggin Street Elementary got to visit the “Today Show” during spring break — sort of.
Teacher Christy Grandstaff, along with her husband, Jeff, and children, Ronni and Sage Whisner, traveled to the Big Apple with a sign autographed by each pupil in her class. The family left the hotel at 5 a.m. Wednesday to stake out a place in line in front of the studios where “Today’ is filmed. The early rising paid off, as they were No. 12 in line.
Grandstaff said she was happy to have been successful in getting to talk with Ann Curry as well as Bill Karen, who was standing in for meteorologist Al Roker that day. Curry and Karen also added their signatures to the Wiggin Street poster, which will be auctioned off during the Wiggin Street Fun Festival.
Asked why she had all her students put their names on the sign before break, Grandstaff said, “It was the only way to take all my kids with me on break.”