Student reading to younger students

In Dr. Hushmendy’s University in the High School (UHS) Creative Writing Class, students have spent recent weeks writing, designing, and creating their own stories for their children’s picture book unit. They created absolutely beautiful books, covering topics such as musical instruments, how to catch a star, a gorilla that escaped from the zoo, self-acceptance, and much more. 

“The students did an excellent job on their picture books! They put a lot of energy and care into creating these stories. The students were very excited to share them with our young scholars,” Dr. Hushmendy said. 

With their creations in hand, they took a field trip to Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School, where they had the opportunity to read their books aloud to students. This was put together in conjunction with PBC English Language Arts and Social Studies Curriculum Content Specialist Ms. Doggette. Students visited different grade level classrooms to share their stories and to speak briefly with the students about the experience. 

“The kids really enjoy having these older students stop by and share their stories. It is a great way for our younger students to get an idea of the opportunities awaiting them during their journey here at RCS,” said Ms. Doggette. 

Here are some pictures from read-aloud: