EDISON – Students at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison learned about the Muslim holiday, Eid, got a lesson in cartooning, and continued their lessons in more traditional school subjects in October.
On Friday, Oct. 18, the fourth grade classes at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison shared some Eid festivities. Faizah Naqvi of South Plainfield, Zain Zaidi of Edison, Rose Kasam of Scotch Plains and Masoma Zaidi of Edison explained that Muslims celebrate Eid after an annual pilgrimage to the Kabaa, which was built centuries ago by Abraham in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. To celebrate the holiday, girls often decorate their hands with henna. Fourth grade moms Noreen Jafri of South Plainfield, Nusrat Zaidi of Edison, Reshma Kassam of Scotch Plains and Shahla Raza of Edison drew henna designs with glitter henna and brought traditional snacks for the class to savor. Pictured above, Noreen Jafri of South Plainfield decorates the hand of Shankari Theivanayagam of Summit with henna while Tenajah Eldridge of Plainfield looks on. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood / Wardlaw-Hartridge School)
On Monday, October 28, Dave McDonald, a cartoonist and author/illustrator, presented a series of 45-minute cartooning and comics programs for third, fourth and fifth grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison in the Science Lab. Using PowerPoint, McDonald created an interactive drawing demonstration. Students participated in drawing comics along with the artist step-by-step, learning how to use simple shapes to create characters. McDonald also engaged the students in a fast-paced writing/story development exercise to emphasize that writing can be just as much fun as drawing. The presentations were sponsored by the Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents’ Association. Pictured above, Michele Peruzzo of Westfield shares his sketch with McDonald. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood / Wardlaw-Hartridge School)
Colette Kunkel of Woodbridge is joined by her daughter, Annabel Johnson, a Kindergarten student at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, during her visit to the Lower School Spanish classroom on Oct. 25. Kunkel shared her experiences visiting Uruguay with the Kindergarten students, who asked questions to learn more about the Spanish speaking country.
Aaliah Burney of Sewaren, Kevin Nader of Bernardsville and Keertana Jonnalagadda and Sana Mansuri of Edison, eighth grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, collaborate to collect data to investigate how different material affects the rate of temperature change. In Amazon Mission, a program developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, students apply their knowledge of math and use the engineering design process to meet challenges.
(Photos courtesy of Wardlaw-Hartridge School)
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