This week in STEM, students learned that chocolate is made from cacao beans. Let's just say that cacao beans do NOT taste like the chocolate we are used to!
Another student NOT enjoying the origin
Our 3rd grade students visited the British Art
Gallery in New Haven to ignite their creative
side. Check out some students in action.
Our 4th grade students learned how a
police dog is trained and how a canine
officer communicates with a police
Our 4th grade students getting a lesson
about some of the tools canine officers
use to train their police dog.
We are so lucky to be partnered with Yale University and have an opportunity to work with Yale Demos.
Our teachers giving feedback to some furniture options for our new
building on the campus of SCSU. So exciting!
An awesome team of Strong staff members put together a turkey
dinner for our entire staff! Thank you to everyone who made a dish!
We are all so grateful and everything was delicious!
Students in 3rd grade made "multiplication turkeys" to celebrate
the holiday and show multiplication in four ways.
After completing a unit on portraits, one of our 2nd grade students
creates a portrait of a tiger. Isn't is cute that her the color of her bows
match the tiger?
Our third grade studied the evolution of written communication. In
STEM students created mail carriers and programmed the Dash and Dot
Robots to deliver different types of mail through a series of obstacles.
On Monday, we celebrated our 5th annual National Day of Reading,
formerly known as Ben Carson Reading Day to raise awareness
of the importance of everyday, leisure reading. Look at the
excitement one of our third grade classes had to share
what they read!
Fourth Graders read an article and watched a video on Scholastic News
to learn about the recent hurricanes. This helped students to write
letters to students in Puerto Rico for the Hispanic Heritage Month
activity. We continue to think about everyone
who was impacted by the hurricanes.
Our Kindergarten students using learning mats in Physical Education.
The learning mats utilize technology and physical fitness to reinforce
math, literacy, and health skills during Physical Education.
We are extremely proud of our students whose artwork is displayed on the 2nd floor of the Gateway building! Thank you to Mrs. Platt and Mrs. Schrier for developing the artistic skills of our young artists. Great job to all!
We are so lucky to be working with the SCSU Urban Fellows again this year during Harambee. Harambee, in Swahili, means "all pull together." This is a time where our second graders come together to sing songs, participate in a read aloud with a guest reader, and get started for the day. Check out some highlights from our October Harambee.