Students Get Creative at Pumpkin Workshop

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Pre-kindergarten students at Abraham Lincoln School participated in their annual pumpkin workshop. This year, students worked with a “special guest” to make a pumpkin votive candleholder. Parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles assisted the children in transforming an empty jar into a festive decoration.

“It’s a great opportunity for parents to see the skills their children have developed since the start of the school year,” said teacher Laura Oddo. “For most students, this is their first time attending a day program, so everything they’ve been learning is brand new to them.” Prior to the workshop, students studied pumpkins in the classroom.

“This workshop allows students to improve their motor skills, which will help prepare them for writing,” stated Principal Dr. Christine Criscione, who encouraged parents to let their children do most of the work. “The fun for the kids today will be the fact that you are here to give them your undivided attention.”

Students enjoyed the seasonal activity, putting their imagination to work cutting, pasting and painting.