Ms. Janeelia Henry's Extended School Year Only K-2 class celebrated the end of the summer by inviting families in for a Gallery Walk. Artwork completed by the students over the summer was on full display. Ms. Henry's classroom Teaching Assistant, Ms. Patrice Barrett, a talented artist, was behind all the projects. These included straw art, toilet paper art, finger painting, as well as displays related to ELA and science curriculums.
In addition, from reading, social skills and Science, School Counselor Jennifer Ardisana worked with students on the life cycle of a caterpillar, then retold the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. For the book the Rainbow Fish, Ms. Ardisana focused on friendship and sharing.
Following the gallery walk, parents were invited to the gym to view a beautiful slideshow displaying all the fantastic experiences the students engaged in this summer, including pictures of the students completing the artwork, trips to the Maritime Aquarium, Muscoot Farm, Kensico Dam, and Rye Playland. When students were on the Rye Lake Campus, they enjoyed the playgrounds, gymnasium, upper basketball court and the very popular sprinklers and water play area.
To end this memorable event, Ms. Henry invited families to have refreshments and take their child's artwork home.