Students In Harborfields Celebrate the Season
Story & photos by Alison DeMaria
Students of Washington Drive Primary School in the Harborfields Central School District recently explored the holidays of the season.
Students in kindergarten and second grade hosted Thanksgiving celebrations for their parents that incorporated aspects of their Thanksgiving studies. Dressed as Native Americans and pilgrims in costumes they created, students took to the stage and presented poetry and sang Thanksgiving-themed songs such as “Albuquerque Turkey” and “Thanks a lot.” At the conclusion of their presentation, they sat together and enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving feast of fruit and muffins.
In addition to their studies on the Thanksgiving holiday, second-grade students in Nicholas Coppola’s class explored a celebration of culture and holidays around the world, highlighting Hanukkah, which this year falls the day before Thanksgiving. To enhance students’ learning, parents visited the classroom to show students how to make latkes and play the dreidle, and to discuss the theory behind lighting a menorah.