As the summer months approached and the school year began to wind down, students throughout the district culminated their studies in unique ways.
Fourth-graders at Harding Avenue hosted the annual Colonial Fair, for which they dressed in period clothing and participated in Colonial activities.
At West Gates Avenue, third-grade students in Maria Ierardi’s class performed “Character Matters,” a character education play focusing on the classic “Three Little Pigs” tale. Students performed skits and sang songs that reinforced the message of demonstrating a strong character.
Also at West Gates, reading, math, speech and ESL classes took part in the first Vocabulary Parade, in which they selected a word from the school’s provided vocabulary list and designed costumes that depicted the word’s meaning. The costumed students paraded through the school’s hallways for their peers to see.
At Daniel Street, kindergartners ended their unit on ocean life with a visit from the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Sea Safari program. They explored marine life such as clams, mussels, mud snails, sea stars and horseshoe crabs. Students in Nicole Fellin’s kindergarten and first-grade class researched a variety of careers and presented a fashion show for their parents, donning the apparel of their chosen career. From soldiers to dentists, the students proudly walked the runway to the cheers of their parents.
Third-grade students at Albany Avenue spent an exciting day of discovery at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center in Uniondale.
William Rall students in grades three through five explored writing with Jen Calonita, author of the young adult novel “Flunked.” Ms. Calonita spoke about her early days of writing and shared information about her elementary school experiences and how they shaped her as an author.
Lastly, before crossing the stage at their moving up ceremony, Alleghany fifth-graders walked along school sidewalks lined with red tulips. Months prior, the tulip bulbs were planted during Red Ribbon Week as a reminder to live healthy and drug-free lives. The large red blossoms reinforced the oath the students took as they prepared to move on to middle school.