The Mandalay library was buzzing with the sound of fifth-grade students reading their book of choice out loud to the kindergarten students as part of the school’s Reading Buddies Program. This new program, developed by library media specialist Leova Manbhat, is an initiative to make reading more exciting and enjoyable.
The kindergarten classrooms at Mandalay wafted with the sweet smell of candy and icing as students decorated gingerbread houses alongside parents and caregivers. The annual activity was a culmination of an English language arts unit on the fictional Gingerbread Man.
The front lobby of Mandalay Elementary held filled boxes of food collected by students in grades K-5 for the Thanksgiving holiday season. Hosted by the student council, under the direction of Angela Buffalino-Morgan, the students donated their non-perishable food collection to Island Harvest.