Giving Through Art and Writing

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Sylvan Avenue students combined their art and writing skills to make a difference in the community. 

Under the direction of social worker Sarah Post, third grade students decorated cards to be sent to senior citizens in the community as part of National Giving Month. The students first talked about the act of giving and participated in a Reader’s Theater on Shel Silverstein’s “Giving Tree.” In the spirit of giving, they then designed and decorated cards with message of cheer. 

Pre-kindergarten students also partnered with fifth graders to create a Helping Hands Holiday Tree. The older students partnered with the pre-K students to trace their own hands and their pre-K partners’ hands, which were then cut out and decorated with glitter. The hands were then collected and displayed in the shape of a tree, displayed in the pre-K hallways. 

Pre-K teacher Ms. Ventimiglia said the Helping Hands Holiday Tree activity was an opportunity for the students the help each other and to spread kindness. 

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Date Added: 12/12/2022