Students in Mr. Faigenbaum's 3rd-grade Library/Media class learned about comparing and contrasting today. Mr. Faigenbaum, a Reading Specialist, had the students access key lesson components and activities via Google Classroom on their Chromebooks. Many of the students are working comfortably in flexible seating that Mr. Faigenbaum has introduced to the Library/Media Center. … [Read more...] about Comparing, Contrasting, Technology, and Comfortable Seating
Ms. Kessler led first grade students on an insect hunt. Students first used large models of arachnids, centipedes and other insects found in the woods to help them identify animals. Then the students went into the woods to look for live specimens. Students compared specimens and discussed animal features that assist in survival. … [Read more...] about Classifying Insects
In Sixth Grade social studies, the students have been studying The Stone Age and the accompanying cave art. They learned about the way prehistoric humans would hunt, gather, find shelter, and migrate following animals in order to survive. The students then created a writing piece that summarized a typical Stone Age occurrence, such as cooking food by the fire or spearing a wild animal. Using brown poster paper and chalk pastel crayons, they depicted that event in image form. The Sixth Graders then simulated a "cave walk" using flashlights as torches and studied one another's images on the … [Read more...] about Sixth Grade Cave Art
After participating in an assembly on kindness and standing up for others, Pierrepont students were invited to sign a kindness pledge. The signed posters will be on display in the building. … [Read more...] about Pierrepont Students Take a Kindness Pledge
Sixty parents from Washington School, Lincoln School and the Kindergarten Center attended a workshop this morning at Washington School titled "What Is the DRA"? Washington School Reading Specialist, Mrs. Rachel Mejias, provided an informative presentation on all of the components of the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). Each parent left with a packet of information and strategies they can use at home to guide their child's reading progression, regardless of their grade or present reading level. … [Read more...] about Parent Academy – Second Cup of Coffee – What Is the DRA?