Writing Celebration


Fifth-graders at Santapogue gathered in the playroom on Nov. 25 to celebrate their first writing unit of the year, crafting personal narratives. Teachers Ms. Schapira, Mrs. Sagginario and Mr. Cunningham converted the playroom into a gallery of posters, Post-It's and individual writing pieces, authored by the fifth-graders. Students spent the morning sharing their writing and giving compliments and critiques to one another. The morning concluded with a presentation of the mentor text, “Eleven," written by Sandra Cisneros and acted out by students. This culminating celebration was attended by Principal Eleanor Levy, Santapogue faculty and Ms. Jennie Hoffman, West Babylon's Teacher's College Writing Project facilitator.