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BHS Life Studies Class and Kindergarten Students Collaborate on Learning Activity

BHS Life Studies Class and Kindergarten Students Collaborate on Learning Activity

Berkshire High School students enrolled in the Life Studies class met with Mrs. Maxwell’s Kindergarten class at Berkshire Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Two students, Emma Czuprun and Sarah Bellieveau, read the story “I Need My Monster” by Amanda Noll, to the kindergarten classroom.

After the book was read, the High School Life Studies class assisted the kindergarteners in creating an individual monster that they would like by selecting colors, shapes, and details for each student. Then, the Life Studies students created felt monsters to match the descriptions using the kindergarten designs, and cutting out felt and hand sewing them together, before stuffing them to complete the project. The Life Studies students have been studying child development milestones and this is another aspect of the learning experience.

Life Studies students display homemade felt monster crafts they made with Kindergarten students

In addition to the project being fun, teaching skills and involving different grade levels, the Life Skills students took part in giving each student their creation once it was completed. The Life Studies class enjoyed the project and working with Mrs. Maxwell's class! The project was a wonderful way to involve students from different grade levels within the new building.

Life Studies students work on a developmentally appropriate craft with Kindergarten students.