Parents and students of the Glen Ridge School District (Essex County) have a real gem in Forest Avenue teacher Cynthia Barrow. A creative thinker, Barrow recently received her third grant from the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education. This year?s project, Celtic Fairy Tales, will be implemented at two schools in the district ? Forest Avenue and Linden Avenue Schools.
The $6,973 grant will allow students to study the Celtic culture, folklore, traditions, and history by creating costumes, musical instruments, crafts, and games.
Teachers, the librarian, a dance ensemble, and parent Home and School volunteers will be active participants and role models during the project.
In addition to reinforcing reading skills, children will learn Celtic dances, play instruments, learn the art of weaving, and give stage performances.
The yearlong project will culminate in school-wide displays featuring traditional objects created by students and an assembly program featuring original skits, traditional songs and dances performed by students.
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