Students from two schools tell stories, paint pumpkins and more at Harvest Festival

Lincoln Developmental Center students introduce themselves with autobiographies to Aberdeen students: from left, Tanner Woods, LDC; Cathy Ripmaster, LDC physical therapist; Kai Morris, LDC; Emma Witkovsky, Aberdeen fifth-grade teacher; and Aberdeen fifth-graders Clara Zonavetch, Kwin’Nya Roberts, and Serenity Phillips

Shortly before Halloween, Aberdeen Elementary School hosted a Harvest festival for students from Lincoln Developmental Center. Students from both schools met each other and introduced themselves with their autobiographies. They then rotated within four groups: adapted bowling, Mad Libs, reading and crafts. Aberdeen fifth-grade teacher Emma Witkovsky and LDC teacher Jessie Rodgers worked together to prepare activities for the students.

Dianne Carroll Burdick
Dianne Carroll Burdick has worked as a photojournalist in the West Michigan area since 1991. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she has photographed for The Grand Rapids Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Detroit Free Press, Advance Newspapers, Grand Rapids Magazine, BLUE Magazine and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting and thought provoking stories of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2016.

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