- Red Bank Borough Public Schools
Fall Fun at the Primary School
Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th - October 15th. This year, all grade levels at the Primary School prepared numerous lessons, showed videos, and planned special activities in order to celebrate and learn more about the Hispanic culture. Classes from Kindergarten through Grade 3 highlighted the diverse Latino culture by integrating educational videos and daily read alouds that emphasized cultural traditions. Teachers infused music, song, and dance into their lessons and planned culminating projects that deepened student knowledge about the Latino culture. Second grade focused on a family project that included making a heritage doll. Students decorated their dolls to represent the traditional dress of a specific Hispanic country or region. Each student conducted research and completed a heritage report describing their own doll. The second graders also enjoyed a gallery walk. The students walked throughout the halls admiring each other's projects.
The Primary School PTO sponsored a Pumpkin Patch for all students to enjoy as part of our Halloween and Fall activities. Students in Preschool through Grade 3 had the opportunity to wear their Halloween costumes to school on their designated days. Cohort A paraded in their costumes while visiting the pumpkin patch on Tuesday, October 27th and Cohort B and C did the same and visited the pumpkin patch on Friday, October 30th. Each student got to pick their perfect pumpkin to take home and pose for a class picture on our decorated outdoor stage area. For safety reasons, all classes followed a schedule that allowed appropriate social distancing and the wearing of face coverings and shields. Before heading back to class, each student received a Halloween book, thanks to a gracious donation from Bridge of Books. Additional Halloween and Fall activities continued in the classrooms to celebrate the Fall season. Fully remote students also participated in these festivities virtually with their classmates. They also had the opportunity to pick a pumpkin and get a Halloween book during their materials distribution session on Wednesday, October 21st. We were delighted to be able to bring the pumpkin patch to our students since we were unable to take them to a real pumpkin farm this fall.