Every year 4th graders at both West Side and Lloyd Harbor participate in Colonial Day. Fabulous projects that engage student learning in conjunction with this social studies unit, involve learning about cross stitching, tin lantern making, ropes, tools, merchant life, and lastly a concert and dance performance by the students for their parents. Thank you to the Cultural Arts Committee for bringing these hands-on educational experiences to our schools. Here, fourth graders in Ms. Diehl’s class learn cross stitching. Many said, . . .
Thanks Lloyd Harbor for continuing the tradition of honoring our Veterans with the “Greenlight a Vet” movement. Across the nation, this campaign shows support and appreciation for our nation’s bravest men and women in the military. By shining a green light outside your home, you are shining a light of and keeping it glowing . . .
Ms. Santoro-Goldberg’s 2nd graders had fun sharing their “small moments” stories and creative cover designs to match, illuminating a small glimpse of an important event that happened in their lives. Stop by to read them on the bulletin board in the hallway!
New to West Side this year, we welcome Ms. Jessica Skirbe, seen here teaching 5th graders about Native American cultures, specifically the Adena Mound Builders during this lesson. Students learned to compare and contrast, asking themselves “How did the land influence migration” and researching the study of artifacts to . . .
“What is something you don’t know about me?” This was a question posed to second graders during an SEL (Social Emotional Learning) lesson with Psychologist, Ms. Deanna Latham. They may sit side by side, but students realized they had a lot to share! After reading the book The Invisible Boy, students were challenged to share something visible they noticed about their classmate. Some examples were, “I like your smile,” “You’re always happy.” But the more difficult . . .
“Show What You Know.” That was the challenge posed to 6th graders in Ms. DeRosa’s class for a Density Unit Assessment. Students could create posters, videos, a Brain Pop movie, a song or play. Changing the mass and/or volume of an object will change its density, and students loved the challenge. Projects included three types of buoyancy including . . .
Thank you to the student, Mathew Wright, who coordinated a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the Helping Hand Rescue Mission. Every year the Mission provides meals to over 450 Huntington families. They make Thanksgiving baskets complete with an entire Thanksgiving meal!