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Blending lessons, Halloween

Parent volunteer Claire Walton drops treats into 5-year-old AnMarie Rutter’s bag at Pine Grove Elementary School. Justin Hilliard, 5, is next in line.

Paulette Lash Ritchie | Special to the Times

Parent volunteer Claire Walton drops treats into 5-year-old AnMarie Rutter’s bag at Pine Grove Elementary School. Justin Hilliard, 5, is next in line.

It seems that even Halloween isn't safe from teachers and their lessons. But Pine Grove Elementary School kindergarteners didn't seem to mind as they paraded around last week in costumes.

"It's part of our social studies unit," said teacher Dana Proeger, "celebrating holidays and customs different countries have, and we're connecting it to reading and math."

Students drew holiday-related pictures in their journals and used words to label them for writing; for math, they counted pumpkins and pictures.

Along with Proeger, teachers Carmela Duncan, Mary Beth Gisler, Elnora Hill, Hanora Cassels and Jamie Howard invited their students to dress up and parade through the kindergarten classrooms, where parent volunteers handed out treats.

Paulette Lash Ritchie, Times correspondent

Blending lessons, Halloween 11/07/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3:54pm]
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