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Third-graders recreate Ellis Island

Third-graders Talia Rodriguez-Martinez (taking photos) and Georgina Playfair greeted fourth-grader Ellie Patterson as she landed on Ellis Island. Photo submitted

MILLBROOK — Dutchess Day School third-grade teacher Lisa Stewart was reading a book about Ellis Island with a group of her students one day as part of their study of immigration and American history. Soon, the students had devised a plan to create Ellis Island right in their classroom and invite the second- and fourth-graders to participate in the re-enactment as hopeful immigrants. 

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