A trip to the library often incorporates a co-teaching experience for the kids at Goosehill. Here, Ms. Franciscovich's students, along with Library Media Specialist, Ms. Urso, collaborated on a social studies unit. Students created self-portraits with the theme "Is Everyone Unique?" showing how all people can have similarities and differences . . .
Ms. Adams' kindergarten writers used "sight words," newly-learned punctuation marks, and a "Spaceman" tool to remind them to add spaces between words. They were so proud of their writing and drawings! Ms. Cucolo's students are learning the concepts of force by experimenting with "push and pull" toys. Next, they . . .
Goosehill kicked off a Super Hero Theme at the Spirit Day Assembly on January 17th. Students performed skits & recited poems about being a H.E.R.O. - the Goosehill acronym representing: Being Honest, showing Empathy & Respect, & being Open-Hearted. Goosehill kids are Superheroes!
If you think math isn't any fun, take a stroll into Ms. Villa or Ms. DeRop's classroom during math center time! Each activity was challenging, fun, and even if frustrating...was exciting once success was achieved. The students designed snowmen on whiteboards and worked on matching shapes and designs in games like Qbitz, Tangrams, and . . .
Learning to write the alphabet and numbers certainly never looked like this years ago! Using a program called Neuronet, students are challenged to mimic onscreen movements while naming letters, numbers, and colors. They clap, jump, step up onto a small stool, and ultimately practice forming letters and numbers, all in time to an increasingly fast beat. The . . .
Chinese New Year is a celebration that includes parades with dragons and colorful costumes. Ms. McLaughlin showed videos of Chinese New Year parades, much to the fascination and awe of the students in her art class! Using watercolor pencils, the students began tracing and coloring their very own dragons which will be presented on Spirit Day. And in . . .
Goosehill teachers have been hard at work this year writing curriculum on differences and creating lessons celebrating diversity. Here, Ms. Gonzales-Condell's students choose partners, and together they write "what is the same" and "what is different" about the characters in Dr. Seuss's book, "Gerald McBoing-Boing.” Next, students were busy in their learning centers, exploring . . .
Goosehill first graders learned about different types of measurement in Ms. Cooper's class, where they explored the concepts of height, length and weight. What is the best way to measure a rope vs. a skyscraper? Ms. Cooper showed a few "magic tricks" to the students, demonstrating that objects are not always as tall as they appear! Ms. Katz's students are . . .