International Feast Highlights Diversity


Connolly School fifth-graders celebrated the completion of their research projects on North, Central and South American countries with an International Feast on June 3.

Students enjoyed multicultural music and traditional ethnic foods and desserts prepared by their parents. They also had an opportunity to view the research papers and posters created by their classmates, which were displayed on the walls of the cafeteria. Two of the fifth-grade classes used technology to enhance their research, producing and narrating iMovies about their country.       

Special education teacher Valerie Scicchitano said the theme of the project was learning and understanding different cultures, with a concentration on the rain forest, which tied into the social studies, English language arts and science curricula. Such projects, she explained, give students an opportunity to learn about how different people live.

“When they understand and accept other cultures, they are more likely to have empathy for others,” Scicchitano said.

Argentina Video


Hawaii Video