Because I’m Happy

English as a New Language students at Bowling Green Elementary School hosted a digital story presentation highlighting what happiness means to them on Dec. 15.
Directed by ENL teachers Eleni Batanchiev, Jaclyn Goldstein and Jennifer Roman and reading teacher Katie Keenan, the students defined their personal meaning of happiness on video. Each student provided an example of when they feel happiest and displayed that emotion by dancing to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”

Among the responses, students identified happiness as helping someone, accepting others for who they are, being with family, learning from their teacher and playing games with friends.