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Snowmen For All Seasons At Wantagh’s Mandalay School

Pictured: Mandalay Elementary School kindergartners put their digital snowmen into different seasons after reading “Snowmen All Year.”

Photos courtesy of the Wantagh School District

There was a little mix-up about the seasons at Mandalay Elementary School in the Wantagh School District, but kindergartners came out a little more tech-savvy.

After reading “Snowmen All Year” by Caralyn Buehner, students then discussed the types of activities they do and the type of clothing they wear in the different seasons. STEAM teacher Alexa Del Piano then tasked students with taking this knowledge and creating digital projects that to put their snowmen into different seasons.

Snowmen For All Seasons At Wantagh’s Mandalay School

Noelle Cavallo, left, and Elianna Aranella had fun envisioning their snowmen in the summer.

Each student decided which season his or her snowman would live in, and chose the appropriate background. There was a snow scene for winter, flowers for spring, the beach for summer and a leaf-covered path for fall. Children then drew clothing on their snowmen as well as equipment for appropriate seasonal activities.

The projects were completed using drawing tools in Seesaw, an elementary learning platform. Ms. Del Piano said that the goal was to help students become more familiar with digital resources on their laptops, while also connecting with their science unit on the four seasons. The project, completed just before the calendar officially rolled over to spring, also promoted creativity and critical thinking.

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