An Afternoon of Interest and Enrichment

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Gribbin Elementary School recently held an Enrichment Afternoon that gave students the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities of high interest to them.  Teachers, teacher assistants, custodians, and parents all volunteered their time to co-teach activities to the children during the school day.

Some activities included baton twirling, beat music making, bird house building, clothespin doll crafting, creating terrariums from recycled materials, edible spring theme desserts, hip hop dancing, jewelry making kite construction, painting, a “Play in a Day” theater, Rainbow Loom bracelet crafting, a Spartan run obstacle course and even team handball. Gribbin Principal Francine Santoro hopes that this can evolve into an annual tradition at the school.

“This was a wonderful event that brought our staff together with parents and their children to enjoy some fun activities outside of the normal classroom setting,” said Ms. Santoro. “Enrichment Afternoon provides a creative outlet for our kids that builds teamwork, fine tunes their motor skills, and even their critical thinking skills in a collaborative, laid back and spirited setting. What makes it even more gratifying is that the adults gave of their time to provide a nice experience for our kids at no cost to anyone.”