Our first grade students presented their First Annual Folktale Film Festival on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5. Our super talented theater teacher Ms. Kammermeyer designed an exciting and innovative activity to have each first grade class produce a film based on the reading of two comparable books followed by a class discussion on the elements of the two stories and the creation of an original screenplay. The classes’ adaptations were performed, filmed and presented at the festival. Our first grade students designed cardboard cars to bring along to the festival to remind us of our popular drive-in movie theaters that originated in the 1930’s. Presently, New York has 30 drive-in theaters throughout the state.