John Quincy Adams First-Graders Create Gingerbread Houses

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First-graders at John Quincy Adams Elementary School came together, along with their parents, to construct gingerbread houses for the winter season. Parents guided students through the gingerbread house-making process, which required the use of frosting, graham crackers, candy, licorice and other decorative yet edible treats. The first-graders eagerly designed each of their winter wonderland houses, with their parents assisting when necessary. Students were able to bring their creations home to enjoy with friends and family.

Principal Jennifer Rodriguez said that the event provides an excellent platform for the parents to come into the school and work with their children. “It builds a sense of community,” she said. “It is a creative activity for the students to do with their parents and have something tangible to bring home.”