Holiday Happenings in Harborfields

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Kindergarten students in Cari Sacks’ class at Washington Drive Primary School recently completed a cross-curricular unit of study using the familiar story of the Gingerbread Man.

Students read several stories centered on variations of the famous character, comparing and contrasting the story elements. The gingerbread theme was also used to solve mathematical problems and compose sentences.

As a fun culminating activity, the students invited their parents into their classrooms to help decorate gingerbread homes, to be shared with their families during the holidays.
    
While Mrs. Sacks’ class worked diligently to bring holiday cheer to their families, Monique Keith-Golding’s second-grade class at Washington Drive took part in a “bucket-filling” activity aimed at spreading cheer to needy children on Long Island. The class worked in conjunction with the Holiday Magic Organization, a group that provides holiday gifts to families in homeless or transient situations. The second graders voluntarily purchased gifts, organized them into groups, wrapped them, and created holiday cards to accompany the donations.