Phildelphia’s motto is usually “Better luck next year!” With the Phildelphia Phillies just games away from winning the World Series, the children of Mrs. DePietro and Ms. McNally’s class wanted to do something to change this philosophy. After researching his/her assigned player, each student wrote a letter of encouragement and sent along a good luck [...]
Monthly Archive for October, 2008
Have you ever wondered how your life would change if you were blind? Well, the students in Mrs. Morales and Mrs. Rinylo’s Language Arts Literacy classes experienced blindness during a fun reading activity. The “Blind Experience” activity was used as a tool to enhance our classroom novel, The Cay, by Theodore Taylor, whose main character [...]
During the month of October, the 6th Grade students at Reeds Road have been studying Early Hominids during our Social Studies classes. Each student was given the opportunity to create a tool that could have been used by an Early Hominid. The tools could only be made with materials found in nature, nothing store bought! [...]
On October 14th, all 6th grade Science students in Mr. Buckelew/Ms. Rinylo/Ms. Jeter/Ms. Ewert’s classes spent a period in the computer lab having fun learning in a new way. All students registered at an “online simulation site that powers inquiry and understanding”. Follow the link below to learn more about GIZMOs. Better yet, get your [...]
Friday, October 17th wrapped up the final day of mock elections sponsored by the Atlantic City Press. Each student gathered in our polling place to register his or her vote online. Prior to the “actual” vote, classroom teachers engaged students in age appropriate discussions about the election process. Our gifted and talented students “worked” the polling station and [...]
BENEFITS AND GUIDELINES FOR INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC These guidelines are designed to assist you in giving your child the best support possible for his or her musical endeavors. Like any skill, interest counts far more than talent. With the right support from you, playing music will become a natural part of your child’s life. BENEFITS For [...]
After reading the novel, Shoeshine Girl by Clyde Robert Bulla, fourth grade students in Ms. Zarrilli’s class illustrated their favorite part of the story. The students created an online persona, (an “avatar”), and posted their comments and illustrations on the website, Voicethread.com. Check out the samples below to learn more about the story!