Giving to the Community
- After reading the book, “The Mitten Tree” the students Ms. Wendrychowicz's first grade class at Cherry Hill wanted to do something to help less fortunate children in our area. The students brainstormed and came up with the idea to create their own “mitten” tree. They asked each family to donate new mittens, gloves, hats, earmuffs, warmers, and/or scarves to their “Mitten Tree." The goods collected were donated to Family Promise Of Bergen County! This little community service project warmed the hearts, heads and hands of the less fortunate in our area. Congratulations Ms. Wendrychowicz's class!
- River Edge Schools participated in the "SOUP-er Bowl" leading up to the NFL Super Bowl! Students in all schools collected cans of soup to donate to those in need. According to souperbowl.org, "Since 1990, young people have been leading the charge and inspiring others to collect dollars and food weeks leading up to the Big Game... These groups give 100% of donations to local charities, changing the nation's largest weekend of football into the largest weekend of caring."
Celebrations of Special Days!
Half Way Day, 100th Day of School and Ground Hog Day were all learning experiences in River Edge Schools! Incorporating Art, Math and Science, the students involved were very excited to participated in the special days!
Acceptance and Tolerance
The students in Mrs. Patrocinio's and Mr. Armen's 6th grade classes at Cherry Hill School have been working in class on acceptance and tolerance. Using the skill, compare and contrast from reading, as well as a book written by our featured author, Sarah Weeks, students completed a few projects that helped drive home the understanding of acceptance and tolerance. They created Venn diagrams on their Chromebooks illustrating this idea and they also completed a "blind" drawing to compare and contrast with each other. The two projects highlighted the topic of accepting one another for their differneces and learning to tolerate those differences. Once the projects were completed, we paired up with Ms. Halabi's first grade class and worked on "blind" drawings with them to help them to understand how we are different and yet the same.