Seniors enrolled in the college writing course at Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School recently took on a new role as children's book authors. The high schoolers created their own books geared toward young children and had the unique opportunity to share their stories with elementary school students.
During the course of two days, the seniors from MacArthur High School visited Gardiners Avenue Elementary School to read their books to students in grades K-2. They embraced the beautiful spring weather and while social distancing, the seniors read their creative books to small groups of Gardiners Avenue students on the school field. The groups rotated throughout the morning so that the elementary school students could experience each story and get to know the seniors.
"I thought that this project was so much fun," said MacArthur senior Tania Devito. "I had fun making the book and I enjoyed seeing the kids reactions. It was great to see them get excited over a book that I wrote."
A few days later, Division Avenue seniors followed suit and stopped by Summit Lane Elementary School to share their children's books with the students. They popped into classrooms and had fun interacting and getting to know the students. For those seniors interested in pursuing education as a future career, the visit to the elementary schools allowed them to get a taste of what it is like to lead a classroom. It was a memorable experience for all.