The Flower Hill Primary School community is always looking for a good reason to celebrate and it found one last Wednesday when students, teachers and paraprofessionals used the 50th day of the school year to learn important lessons and have fun, too.
The 50th day was an opportunity for everyone who caught the spirit to dress in 1950’s attire. Teachers engaged students in special math, English and social studies activities linked to the number 50.
Flower Hill math teacher Lauren Soskil said this was the first time the school celebrated 50’s Day. There were some interesting outfits reminiscent of the era when the school opened in September 1954.
Even physical education classes celebrated 50's Day.
“Everyone in the school participated in creating a timeline for the 1950s with important events and people, as well as taking fun photo booth pictures,” said Ms. Soskil, who helped coordinate the day. “Everyone had so much fun learning about the 50s.”
A graduate of Harborfields High School, Ms. Soskil obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees at SUNY Cortland and CUNY Queens College, respectively. She energetically goes about her teaching assignment at Flower Hill.
Everyone joined in the fun during Flower Hill’s 50’s Day. Physical education teachers Nancy Conlon and Lou Giani set up 50 cones around the gym with different activities required at each location all while listening to 1950’s music playing over the speaker system. Art teacher Jackie Pleasant taught students all about pop art.
Third grader Brady LaCosta and first grader Gracyn Steinert were named the best dressed boy and girl for their eye-catching 1950’s related outfits.