Third-graders walk the red carpet

HOPATCONG. Third graders celebrated their second-to-the-last day of school in a special way by walking down a red carpet, and also by creating word lists of positive traits.

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  • Rock Stars walk the red carpet at the end of the school year. (Photos provided)

  • Rock Stars on the second-to-the-last day of school.

  • Third-graders who are "Rock Stars," celebrating the end of the school year.

  • Rock Stars having fun at school.

  • Students had a blast walking the carpet to mark the end of school.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, their last day of school, Michelle Tumminelli’s third graders walked the red carpet. The students dressed in their best, and received awards such as “The Impressive Gains Award,' and “The Considerate Friend Award," and the “Above and Beyond Award.” Each student received a different positive award based on their accomplishments and personality throughout the year.

In addition, several weeks ago, Tumminelli had every student write down a positive adjective or character trait for each of their classmates, and she created word list for every student as a keepsake from their third grade friends. The word lists were also shaped in different ways based on the students’ interests, such as a baseball player, a soccer ball, and music notes.

They used Hollywood photo booth props to take fun end of the year photos, and played movie charades. It was a fun way for the children to finish off their time in Tulsa Trail, before heading to middle school.

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