Lynbrook Kindergarten Center students prepared to enter their new elementary schools in September by making connections with other kindergartners who will also be attending their school. The event, “Making New Friends” which was held on June 10, broke students up into three groups, determined by what school they will be entering in the fall: Marion Street, Waverly Park or West End schools.
Coordinated by school social worker Carol Woehr, the goal of the day was to introduce students to those who will be their peers for the next five years in elementary school.
“It’s really to build some friendships so that they have a familiar face on their first day of school,” said Woehr.
Throughout the morning, the three groups rotated stations and completed different activities to build their relationships with their future peers. Students played a parachute game together in the gymnasium, got to know each other better while in a large circle and gathered in classrooms to complete a one-on-one activity with another student.