One thing is for sure – Ridgeview Elementary students will be ready for holiday break. Last week they prepared for the holidays and celebrated with hands-on participation in a variety of traditional activities.
The local Sparta Civic Center was transformed into a holiday paradise, with stations for making a holiday card for someone special, a tasty gingerbread house and even a hand-strung necklace with a variety of colorful jewels.
While volunteers prepared lunch,parents and grandparents, community leaders and Board of Education members shared in the experience.
The now annual event started nearly two decades ago, when now first grade teacher Megan Taylor was teaching special education. “Originally – 19 years ago – it was meant as an activity to work on fine and gross motor skills,” she said. “But when I moved to first grade, we decided to keep it going.”
This is the first year al kindergarten through second graders have joined in the festivities.