Deasy students in Michael Battaglia’s second-grade class enjoyed creating memorable holiday crafts when their parents visited their classroom prior to the holiday recess.
The children painted Christmas ornaments and constructed edible dreidels out of pretzels, marshmallows, fluff and chocolate before feasting on a bagel breakfast with their families. According to Battaglia, the activities were planned as a way to educate students about the holidays and traditions of others.
“As part of the curriculum, we teach the students about the holidays,” Battaglia said. “The lessons also tie into the different traditions of people in the community.”