Parkway students become authors


Fifth-grade students at Parkway Elementary School in the East Meadow School District celebrated their recent status as authors of their own personal narratives on Jan. 10.

Each fifth-grade class spent the past two months brainstorming, creating and executing a personal narrative. With the stories completed and published, the students shared while also reading their peers’ tales. The students swapped classrooms to read several narratives, then left notes on the authors’ compliment sheets.

Narratives included memories ranging from trips to Six Flags to birthday parties and family vacations. When the exercise concluded, students came back to their own desks to view the compliments left by their peers and celebrated with their classmates.

The narratives allowed students to share personal stories while seeing the chronicles and creativity of their classmates.

—Brian Stieglitz