Gingerbread House Decorating
Decorating Gingerbread Houses, a Fun Activity for Special Needs Students
It’s become quite the tradition at the Center for Career Services as students from five special education classes, all housed on campus, spent the morning of Dec. 18th decorating pre-baked and assembled gingerbread houses in the Center’s cafeteria.
The fun activity is in its third year and is organized by Culinary Arts instructor Lisa Rudner.
Several tables in the cafeteria were already set up when the students arrived. Ms. Rudner and two of her students, Kyle Fitzpatrick of New Rochelle High School and Megan Brown of White Plains High School, as well as the cafeteria’s head chef, Jack Palevic, did all of the legwork ahead of the activity.
Gingerbread houses were placed on the tables along with a variety of candies, including M&Ms, gumdrops, marshmallows, candy canes and more. The students were given ample amount of white icing to decorate their houses.
Teachers Lisa Kelly, Christine Milano, Kim Gaines-Chastaine, Lulinda Lloyd and Jim Walsh were on hand to help, as were several classroom aides.
Halfway through the event, Santa made an appearance. The students cheered as they reached out to receive a candy cane from him.