June 2019

Greetings Parents and Guardians,

Wow did this year go fast! Our children have been working so hard and learning so much as this year has progressed. We have learned about physical science, life science and hydroponics. We have been working on our Engineering skills through STEM activities.

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study

Pre K-Transformation: Pre-K students will learn about the growth cycle of animals and how some animals transform or change as they develop.

K-Weather: Students will compare the changes in weather over the past months as we collected data. We will also look at not only cloud coverage and its meaning but record temperatures as the month progresses.

1st-Structures and behaviors of Plants and Animals: 1st grade students will continue to discover the structures (parts) animals have and the function (what it helps do for the animal’s survival).

2nd-How do plants and animals depend on each other: 2nd grade students will continue to learn about the ways plants help animals survive and how animals help plants survive.

3rd- Interacting forces: 3rd grade students will continue exploring how things work and how they move. They will explore earth’s force of gravity as well.

4th-Impacts of natural processes: 4th grade students will continue to discover how earth is constantly changing and how erosion and deposition change the shape of the land as well as natural disasters.

5th-Stars and the Solar System: 5th grade students will continue to explore the solar systems and the planets and stars that make up our system and beyond.

I would like to say a special Thank you to all the families that worked so hard to help their child with their science fair projects. This year we had some really exciting projects and the winners will have an award assembly early this month.

***NYS Science Test for students in Grade 4****

Written test-June 3rd

Supportive Environment

The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.

Scientist of the Month: 2-2 Emili Alexander

Celebrations and Events: We will be hosting a Hydroponic Harvest for students in grades 3, 4 and 5. We have been nurturing and caring for our crop and now it is time for harvest! Make sure you look on our school website for pictures of our garden.

Strong Family-Community Ties & Collaborative Teachers

School leadership brings resources from the community into the school building by welcoming, encouraging, and developing partnerships with families, businesses, and community-based organizations.

I am available every Tuesday from 2:35 to 3:15pm to discuss your child’s progress. Please make an appointment to see me.

Parent Workshops

There are no workshops offered this month due to the construction of the new science lab.

Teachers Contact Information

Ms. Loomis

Phone number- 718 642 5300