Specials are back in business in their designated rooms and spaces at the intermediate school. After being converted to classrooms last year to accommodate the one-class, two-room model for social distancing, there is once again exercise and fun in the gym, reading and research in the library, and creative design in the art room.
“I got you!” shouts a fifth-grade student as he knocks down a bowling pin with a bouncy yellow ball.
“It feels so good to be back in this space where the kids can run and move around. It’s controlled chaos and they love it,” says phys ed teacher, Cheryl Rinaldi.
Last year the gym was divided in half to provide classroom space for two different classes. The art room and the library were also used as classrooms.