FLES teacher, Senora Sandra Dolisi, is proud of this group of 4th grade students who are participating in the AATSP Poster Contest. Each year, all fourth graders at Lloyd Harbor and West Side participate in a poster contest for World Language Month through the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. This organization supports the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages.
Imagine finding a caged tiger in the middle of the woods! That is how the story unfolds in the 2001 Newbery Medal winning book Tiger Rising, by Kate DiCamillo. Readers at Lloyd Harbor in 4th grade discovered lessons of friendship, relationships and trust while learning to deal with feelings that “rise up” and finally come to the surface.
Extra, Extra Read All About it… Breaking news is happening all around us, the challenge is to find it, and write about what you witnessed. All fifth-grade students explored the life of a journalist at Lloyd Harbor as part of the Teachers College writing unit for journalism. The unit was broken down into two bends. In bend 1 the students wrote news stories and then went on to write a feature article in bend two.
Third graders are finishing up their book projects in January as part of the Teachers College writing unit. With both pen to paper, and fingers to keyboards, students in Mrs. Kathleen Smith’s class were very busy and focused on their topics to explore and soon share. A few book titles included Fishing, Skiing, Football, Christmas, Winter, Hair Styling, Horses and Ponies, and Cats. Beautiful!
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day... Lloyd Harbor School posed the question "Martin Luther King had a dream... what’s your dream?" 4th grade students posed with their signs stating their own dream for the world. A profound connection was made between Dr. King’s dream to the concept, “Respect” from the HIKER theme (Honesty, Inclusiveness, Kindness, Empathy and Respect)
Tenure Granted - Congratulations to Sandra Rivadeneyra (tenure area of LOTE), who was granted tenure at the recommendation of the Superintendent at the January Board of Education meeting. West Side Principal, Alison Hazut, along with the Superintendent, Robert C. Fenter, the Board of Education, and administration offered congratulations with the highest of praise and support.
Lloyd Harbor continues to support and spread its “HIKER” core values (Honesty, Inclusiveness, Kindness, Empathy and Respect) through schoolwide activities and projects. In October, a HIKER bulletin board was created by art teacher, Ms. McLaughlin, and two of her fourth-grade students, Harper Benvenuti and Iris Chau, to highlight the core value of Kindness. Classroom teachers also spotlighted and shared students' acts of kindness in their classrooms.
What’s in a Name? As part of the fourth grade Social Studies curriculum at Lloyd Harbor, students learned about the importance of names in the Native American culture. For homework, students first needed to find out some information about the origins of their name by interviewing a parent and asking why their name was chosen.