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ACTS OF KINDNESS

While schools are closed, some local teachers visit students from a safe distance

Ann Wynne greets her preschool students from the sidewalks outside their houses.Kate Radville

Governor Charlie Baker announced Wednesday that schools across the state would remain closed until early May, but some educators are still working to keep a sense of community going outside of the classroom. Kathleen Wynne of Ontario tweeted a photo of her sister Ann Wynne, a preschool teacher in Arlington, who has been saying hi to her students from sidewalks outside their houses.

Andover resident Mary Rose Saad posted a video of elementary school teachers in her town making a festive motorcade, tapping their horns as they drove their cars, some with homemade signs bearing their names, through neighborhoods, greeting current students, alumni, and parents.

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Grace Griffin can be reached at grace.griffin@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @GraceMGriffin.