Commack Physical Education teacher Cathy Pugh transformed the gymnasium at Wood Park Primary School into a mini Commack town – complete with all the children’s favorite places.
The evolution was part of the
school’s Safety City unit, in which students are taught how to be role-model
citizens through kindness, respect and cooperation.
In the mini-Commack town, students traverse Jericho Turnpike on their scooters after “filling up” at a local gas station, being careful to observe all the posted signage. Then they’re off to climb trees at Hoyt Farm, go through tunnels and play games at a favorite restaurant center, bowl, swing through the air on rings at a local gymnastics establishment, run around the high school track or play ice hockey. The roadways were lined with photos that students drew of their own homes.