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A Village Educates About The World


A slide about giving thanks in Japan

They say it takes a village, and the village has come together to create three days of creative, interesting and captivating virtual learning experiences for our K-2 students.

On Monday, students learned about the countries of Russia and India, and also learned about how families around the world (and right here in Scarsdale) celebrate holidays like Diwali, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Eid, Christmas and the Winter Solstice.

Students also watched a performance from The STEM Magician, and were able to do experiments at home with help from our Science coordinator Jennifer Kiley. Students also took virtual field trips! No permission slip was needed as they visited Paris, Jerusalem and Washington DC, and viewed exhibits from the Boston Childrens’ Museum, San Diego Zoo and Seattle Aquarium.  

On Tuesday, students learned about how people in different countries celebrate giving thanks- because Thanksgiving isn’t only an American holiday. They also took part in virtual creative project, creating festive Thanksgiving art!

On Wednesday, the learning continued, with fun classes about math and science, and a special visit from a favorite author. Our administrators and teachers extend our gratitude to the parents and volunteers who created and implemented such great programming so our teachers could prepare for a return of our K-2 students to full days of learning.