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PHOTOS: At Ontario’s Aiken Elementary, learning to strum the ukulele is part of the curriculum

Harper Carroll learns how to play the ukulele for the first time in Susie Lott's kindergarten music class at Aiken Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 24. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

ONTARIO - Kindergarten students in music teacher Susie Lott's class at Aiken Elementary School started learning how to play the ukulele last Friday, Jan. 24.

Despite it being their first experience with the instrument, Lott's music students quickly learned to strum out a couple of tunes, including the classic "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and "Are You Sleeping?"

Lott is also the music teacher at Cairo and Pioneer Elementary School.

Lott said the ukuleles at Aiken were funded by donations through donorschoose.org, a nonprofit that allows people to donate to public school classroom projects.

The Cairo parent-teacher organization then . . .