Center Moriches High School students recently collaborated on a project with fourth and fifth graders to support mental health awareness. High school students in Ian Leary’s diversity, equality and inclusion advocacy class visited Clayton Huey Elementary School for the interactive project. This class aims to work within the school and community to increase student engagement.
The high schoolers first read the book, “Sad Monster, Glad Monster” to the elementary school students. Throughout the book, monsters explain what makes them feel different emotions and how they are encouraged to talk about their feelings. Following the read aloud, high school students worked with the fourth and fifth graders to create their own popsicle stick monsters to help them express their emotions.
The activity brought together the Center Moriches school community while creating a resource students can use to support social emotional learning.
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