Holiday Expo at Gribbin

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Second-graders in Jennifer Russo’s class at Gribbin Elementary School recently took part in a Holiday Expo, along with their family members.

The event was a culminating activity to the second-graders’ study of different types of communities, part of the school’s English language arts and social studies curricula. The children were educated on rural, urban and suburban communities and created dioramas based on what they learned.

During the expo, the students acted as vendors, ushering their families from table to table to show off their recent class projects. These included their community dioramas, holiday ornaments and “Small Moments” books, which were personal narratives they wrote based on something they had experienced.    
According to Russo, the idea for the Holiday Expo came together through a conversation with students on what types of events occur in their community.

She said the holiday season was the perfect time to have parents visit the classroom to witness what their children have been learning in school.