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Ms. Steimle and Ms. DeLuca's class had great fun learning from their new Haitian friends in Neply again today. Over Skype, BP students and students in Neply shared their holiday traditions and special treats that were exclusive to the holiday season. We spoke of gingerbread houses, special dinners and presents. They spoke of their New Year's celebration of cooking pumpkin soup and traveling with small gifts to homes of their family and friends. It's amazing how patient, respectful and attentive each group of students are as they wait for each other's words to be translated into Kreyol and English. We ended our connection today by singing Jingle Bells in English and Kreyol. Happy Holidays!
This month's Lifeskill is Caring and Compassion. Our first graders worked hard to create this video to the song, My Own Two Hands by Jack Johnson. This month a lot of Bridge Pointers are showing caring and compassion through a variety of activities. A team of Cub Scouts is holding a sock drive, the Yummy Gummies DI team is holding a coat drive and the student council is running the RexStrong fundraiser. If your teacher sees you showing care and compassion, you will earn a bear for our Lifeskills board. Happy December!