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Hillcrest Students Create Bird Houses for Peekskill Seniors

Hillcrest students in Mrs. Lauren Batista’s class recently completed multiple bird houses, which they crafted to give to residents at the Peekskill Senior Center (PSC).

The students had fun working in groups to create the houses. The process involved drilling, sawing, and painting to complete the projects. Students also had the opportunity to reinforce their science lessons, and learn about important safety procedures as well.

Additionally, the children were able to help build their social skills by greeting unfamiliar people when Ms. Kelly and Mr. Glashoff of the Senior Center came to pick up the bird houses. The class discussed ideas of collective ownership with our community members and about the importance of giving back to our community. The class also enjoyed refreshments, which Ms. Kelly and Mr. Glashoff brought as a thank you for the class.