West End Students Celebrate Diwali

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First graders from West End Elementary School in the Lynbrook Public School District celebrated Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, with fun, inclusive activities for all.

The celebration, which took place in Kim Fitzsimmons’s class, included books read that highlighted the characteristics of the five-day holiday, followed by activities such as making diyas, coloring rangolis, a Diwali dance, learning how to say Diwali in sign language and greeting each other every morning by saying, “Namaste.” The students also watched National Geographic videos and listened to Diwali music during a Writer’s Workshop session while they decorated books about what they learned and made connections to the holidays they celebrate.

Date Added: 10/28/2022