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Stitching Lessons Together

Students Pose with Backpacks
Students Pose with Backpacks
Sixth-graders in the Home and Careers class are gaining valuable skills while reinforcing lessons learned in other courses. Recently, the students made their own backpacks using sewing machines. Their success in this project required them to use their math skills, improved their hand-eye coordination and allowed them to express their creativity.

The backpacks were the next step after the children learned to sew eyeglass cases by hand earlier in the course. They each made one for themselves and one to donate to patients at the Glen Cove Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and the Marquis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, which also incorporates community service into the course.

Home and Careers teacher Doreen Kobus said one of the best benefits of the course is the sense of accomplishment that the students feel from making something they can actually use.

Fall Drama Was a Hit

Cast and Crew

High school thespians took to the stage to share pieces of wisdom with the audience as they performed the drama All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. The performance was impressive, leaving the audience laughing and nodding in agreement.

Based on a book of essays by Robert Fulghum, the show highlights lessons learned in kindergarten that are important to remember throughout life. The cast and crew created a professional-quality show, led by directors Allison Hungate Wood and Whitney Stone-Gillard.

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew on a fabulous performance. The spring musical March16-18 is sure to be a hit!