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posted: 6/13/2014 1:26 PM

Dist. 62 Forest kindergartners strike a pose

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  • Showing off their creations are hat designers Nelko Dragulski, Jonathan Yantchev, Maija Varjavandi, Lauren Capper and Lynn Abramson.

      Showing off their creations are hat designers Nelko Dragulski, Jonathan Yantchev, Maija Varjavandi, Lauren Capper and Lynn Abramson.
    Courtesy of District 62

 
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Continuing a 34-year tradition, the Forest kindergarten had their hat show, where students use hats to express their hobbies and interests.

Forest morning and afternoon kindergarten students transform Chinet bowls, plates, cardboard, and lace, coins, etc., into works of art that they proudly model for family and friends in a fashion show and music performance.

Each year, this event becomes more powerful and moving than the previous year. In fact, parents of former kindergarten students (college-age or older) responded to a district Facebook posting stating that they still have their adult child's kinder creation.

The show is planned and staged by kindergarten teachers Gigi Breitzman and Kathie Anderson. Dist. 62 retirees also get into the act. Former Forest teachers, Richard Marecek and Peggy Klein, lend their talents to the show. Marecek carefully videos and edits, while Klein provides the music.

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