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Three ‘small moments’ from first-graders in Bayport


They’re only about 6 years old, but these first graders from Sylvan Avenue Elementary School have much to say about when they were little.

Recently, they were asked to write about “small moments” in their lives, or personal narratives based on past life events, as the culmination of a month-long writing project.

The first graders first read their pieces aloud on Nov. 25, during a “small moments” writing celebration at the Bayport school. Below are the works of three students.

(Move your cursor through the three separate blog boxes below to read the stories.)

The Day Santa Came by Benjamin Florin 

The Small Box by McKenna Martin

The Night I Got My Dog by Zachary Minissale

Photo: The Sylvan Avenue first-graders celebrated their writing accomplishments during a “small moments” reading celebration. (Bayport-Blue Point courtesy photo)

About the author: Michael White

Michael White is a Bellport resident, longtime newspaper reporter and editor, and the owner of Email him your story ideas or tips: