Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS), Dobbs Ferry, had two special programs for our Cabrini Kids during President’s Week. The schools were closed for the mid-winter break, and we thought it would be nice to have our Kids involved in some activities. The children come to CIS for many different programs such as the Afterschool Homework Program.
We held a STARS for Kids program for children in Grades K-2. Deborah Mosley, our trained storyteller, told the story, The Good Egg by Jory John and Pete Oswald.
The book was about a dozen eggs that lived together in one egg carton. The moral of the story was that even though each egg was different and unique, they could all get along. Following a discussion of the book, each child created his or her own egg. They shared with everyone what the name of their egg was and a bit about the character.
The children came up with some great names, “Princess Egg,” “Silly Egg,” etc. They were so excited when they received a copy of the book so they could tell the story to their parents and siblings.
We also hosted a President’s Day program for our students in Grades 3-5. They answered some questions such as the first thing they would do if they were the president, how they would make the country better, etc.. The students then went up to the podium and gave their “Presidential Address.”
They also had President’s trivia questions and a word search. We discussed the importance of voting. In fact, each student had a chance to vote. They voted on their favorite symbol of America: the Statue of Liberty, the American Flag or the Capitol. They placed their ballot in a box and then they received a sticker which read, “I voted!” After a first round tie, the Statue of Liberty won as the favorite symbol. We discussed the feelings of winning, losing and acceptance.
The day ended with everyone enjoying some pizza and punch.