Pom-poms, pipe cleaners, feathers, construction paper and googley eyes were all part of the recipe for the pre-K Share Day at Alden Terrace Elementary School. Parents were invited into the classroom to create a turkey craft project with their child, bringing smiles to children and parents, alike.
“The event is good quality time for parents and children as they engage in working toward a common goal,” said pre-K teacher Debra Kinsley. “By inviting parents into the classroom they can see what their children are learning and how well they are doing with their motor skills.”
The young students worked carefully to trace their hand, cut, glue and decorate their turkeys, as their parents guided them along. When they were finished, their young faces beamed with a sense of accomplishment and pride as they held up their turkeys for some photo opportunities.
“That’s the beauty of Share Day…they share a craft project today, and share the memories for a lifetime,” Kingsley added.
The mission of the Elmont Union Free School District is to “reach and teach for excellence,” which means continually improving instruction and increasing student achievement. Dedication to this goal is what has earned Elmont New York state recognition for its “High-Performing/Gap-Closing Schools,” and as a state “model for school success.”