A holiday lesson of a different sort

INDIAN LAKE - In a small school you have to use all the resources available to you. Sometimes it is the internet, sometimes it is the resources of your staff.

Indian Lake Central School often uses the various interests and cultural knowledge of its work staff. This includes teaching younger children about different religions. Guidance counselor Genine Longacker has visited with the kindergarten and first grade class to teach the students about Hanukkah. Ms. Longacker brought in a menorah and the ever-popular dreidel so the kids could learn the traditional Hanukkah game.

This is not the first time the school has used the 'human resources' available to students.

The same kindergarten and first grade students learned about the French Language in October. Madame Hinckley's 10th grade French students read French picture books to the students and explained how other countries (including parts of Canada) speak different languages than they do.

It is projects like the one Ms. Longacker presented that make a small town in the center of the Adirondacks just a little less isolated.

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