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Grundy Avenue Students Bake Pumpkin Bread

Grundy Avenue Students Bake Pumpkin Bread photo
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Sweet smells permeated the air during a recent activity at Grundy Avenue Elementary School as fourth-grade students began to prepare the ingredients to bake a traditional fall-themed treat.

During the lesson in Dawn Chmela’s class, students reviewed a list of ingredients and measurements before they carefully combined each one into a mixing bowl. As the students worked together to get the precise measurements, Chmela reiterated the importance of teamwork to accomplish a goal. Using an electric mixer, students carefully combined the ingredients: canned pumpkin, cinnamon, eggs, flower, nutmeg, salt and vegetable oil.

As the activity concluded, students poured the mixture into individual miniature loaf trays before baking their homemade pumpkin bread.  

Grundy Avenue Holds Veterans Day Parade

Grundy Avenue Holds Veterans Day Parade photo

In honor of Veterans Day, students across grade levels at Grundy Avenue Elementary School held a parade recognizing veterans from each branch of the United States military.

With flags waving in the air, students gathered in front of the school building to cheer for the veterans as they walked the short parade route. As part of the day’s activities, fifth-grade students had the opportunity to ask the veterans questions about their experiences in the military, such as the places they traveled, food they ate and the uniforms they wore. The veterans spoke to the students about the importance of teamwork, communication and creating connections with people who are different from themselves. 

Throughout the Sachem Central School District, each elementary school has recently participated in various activities honoring the bravery and commitment of military members across the country.