Northport K-8 School kindergarteners in Melody Nieves’ class shared with a
room full of parents the many reading and writing skills that they have acquired
throughout the school year. Students shared Gingerbread books that illustrated
an excellent use of beginning, middle and ending for a story plot, good use of
punctuation and started each sentence with a capital letter. Students also
demonstrated a working knowledge of shapes by reading a sentence that each wrote
using shapes such as circle, square, rectangle, triangle and rhombus. Parents
and friends oohed and aahed over each student’s data books that were explained by
the children demonstrating sight words, upper case letters and numbers one
through ten.  Pictured, from left, are Alexandria Urton, her mother Dina Elliott,
and Evelyn Lopez.