On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 the students from Mrs. Biancamano, Mrs. Aschenbrenner, and Mr. Donlon’s class held a “Blast from the Past” dance as an extension of the second grade Then and Now social studies unit. The students invited grandparents or other special guests to school for the dance. Some guests traveled from as far as Florida to be here with us. Some great-grandparents were even in attendance!

Students began by interviewing their guests to learn about their lives and changes they have seen in communities over time. Many guests brought photographs and other memorabilia to help bring their stories to life. Following the exchange, students and their guests danced to the sounds of the Baylis Jazz Band, led by Joan Chiarello who directed the band to play some classic songs that the guests would remember. Students and the guests also took pictures in photo booths, had fun with hula-hoops, and enjoyed some refreshments provided by the PTA. It was a blast for all who were involved!