HANNIBAL – A learning collaboration between elementary and middle school students in the Hannibal Central School District recently culminated in a combined reading activity.
Seventh graders in Emily Glasser’s family and consumer sciences course studied childcare and development by participating in a variety of classroom activities.
Through several hands-on and simulated demonstrations, the middle school students discovered how children learn new tasks such as cutting with scissors and playing with Play-Dough.
After weeks of studying in the classroom, the seventh graders put their knowledge to real-life use as they joined forces with Fairley Elementary School students for a literacy event.
The middle school students, who had learned the importance of reading to children at an early age, read books aloud to students at Fairley.
According to Glasser, the activity was a great success.
“The students are already asking when they can go again,” she said. “Programs like this help to strengthen the sense of community among our students and they really enjoyed themselves.”