From left: Elliot Grasse, Sophie Dew, Maya O'Dell, Haylee Bigler, Abby Agnas, Selah Vasquez, Madison Falzarano, William Gerdes, Sammy Poole, Anna Bergamini, Erick Villegas, Jada Lee, Allison Young, Emily Bobbitt and Edward Gavin all first graders at River Dell Elementary increased their global awareness during a three day Christmas Around the World.
Christmas around the world
The first graders at River Dell Elementary increased their global awareness during a three-day Christmas around the world unit study just before the Christmas holidays. Each of the seven-first grade teachers selected a country and presented a lesson to each class. Students traveled with their passports to Italy, Germany, the Philippines, Holland, Mexico, Sweden, and England.
While visiting each country, students learned its location, heard a holiday story about its traditions and customs, made a craft, and ate a special snack from that region.
Polenta fights diabetes
The Polenta Elementary School Student Council recently held a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Students donated their spare change and got a paper sneaker with the students name on it. Each sneaker was displayed on the school bulletin board. Students raised $6,154.