Students in all grades at Perdido School have been busily preparing for Christmas through a variety of activities including art, creative writing, music, helping others and live performances. From third-graders collecting canned goods for the Prodisee Pantry, to Beta Club members shopping for their “adopted” family everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit.
Seventh- and eighth-grade Beta Club members enjoyed the live performance of “A Christmas Carol” at the Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery as a follow-up to the short story by Charles Dickens.
Kindergarten, first- and second-graders gave their own live performance, as they sang various Christmas carols under the direction of Mr. Kevin Dyess, Perdido’s new music teacher.
Third-graders visited the William Green Veterans Home, sharing cards, gifts and carols with the residents.
Every kind of art activity imaginable was created: marshmallow balls, wooden snowmen and reindeer, “Pete the Cat at Christmas,” finger print snowmen.
The marshmallow balls that third-graders made were the original brainstorm of former Perdido teacher Mrs. Wendy Cox. There are several students who made theirs this year, whose parents made one when they were in Mrs. Wendy Cox’s class in third grade! The trick is to put them in the freezer after each Christmas so they can be used again the following year.
Only a few items are required to create these timeless works of art: miniature marshmallows, Styrofoam balls, pins and sequins and ribbon to hang!
Middle school students made cards in Ms. Nita Long’s science classes to send to the families that were affected by the fires in Tennessee.