Kindergartners Embrace Their Community

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Dressed in their best costumes, Lynbrook kindergartners celebrated their first Community Helpers Day on Jan. 31. Students and staff were encouraged to dress like their favorite member of the Lynbrook community with costumes ranging from police officer to doctor to postal worker. 

Classrooms were transformed into community areas and businesses such as the Lynbrook Pool, a jewelry store, post office, bank and a construction zone. Classes rotated to the various locations and engaged in activities relating to the site. At the Lynbrook Pool kindergartners learned about water safety, at the post office students created their own stamps and at the jewelry store students crafted bracelets. 

“As we follow the New York State social studies curriculum, we are able to teach the children about their community,” said Principal Ellen Postman. “We began to expand on examples of scarcity and goods and services, while also identifying what money is and how it is used in society.”

In addition to their own community, the students will soon learn about other communities outside of the United States. The school will host a Multi-Cultural Festival at the end of March where other cultures and communities will be highlighted.