Students at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School are learning about the importance of digital citizenship. Each month, the district focuses on new lessons and topics for teachers, students and the community and digital citizenship was the featured topic for September.
The fourth grade classes at Deauville Gardens East came together to learn about what digital citizenship means and spoke about cyber bullying, safety and security. Each student signed their own message about what it means to be a good digital citizen. Students wrote about how they could be the best digital citizen and shared their thoughts about being respectful, using kind words, asking parents for permission and being careful about sharing any information. When they finished with their individual answers, each class joined their information together to create a quilt that read “Be Your Best Digital Self.”
Copiague Middle School students in the everyday living class took an educational field trip to Red Lobster in Copiague on Oct. 24. The group of 15 students had a special visit even before the restaurant opened for business.
They started the day by gathering around the lobster tank to learn about the life of lobsters and a few brave students even touched the lobsters. Dressed in their hairnets and aprons, the students then began their tour of the kitchen. Each student made their own biscuit to later enjoy at lunch.
Following their kitchen tour, the students watched another educational video about the sea, lobsters and the inner workings of Red Lobster. For lunch, students had the opportunity to practice their manners and enjoy their meal together.
Hoping to see their pumpkins fly the furthest during the launch event on Halloween, fourth graders at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School were hard at work designing their pumpkin catapults on Oct. 24.
Using popsicle sticks, rubber bands and a spoon, the students had to create their own catapults – designed to launch a gummy pumpkin – that will be put to the test on launch day in six different stations. The students have been learning about potential and kinetic energy and are using their STEM-based knowledge to craft their designs.