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Monster Match at Elementary Schools

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Third-grade students in Jeanie Mullins’ class at Great Neck Road Elementary School and third-graders in Nicole Antz’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School had the opportunity to teleconference with third-graders from different schools recently. 

The Great Neck Road students connected with a class in Mexico Elementary School in upstate New York while the Deauville Gardens West class teleconferenced with a class in Rochester, New York. 

The students participated in a monster match by providing directions to each other’s class on how to build a monster. Each class built their own monster and the monster based on the directions of the other class. The students then showed off their creations and talked about their similarities and differences. 

Hands-On Lessons Engage Kindergarten Learners

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Kindergartners at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School kicked off October with plenty of learning activities. After reading the book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” students in Danielle Jacobs’ class each created their own tree with the letter of their name.

In Briana Mullady’s class, the students are learning about different shapes – such as hexagons and circles – and how to identify them. Students in Marissa Krause’s kindergarten class recently read “The Kissing Hand” and colored their own raccoons for display in the classroom. The class is also learning all about apples, using different adjectives to describe the crunchy treat. 

VIDEO: DGW Pumpkin Catapults

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Deauville Gardens West students design their own pumpkin catapults. Check out the video:

Picking the Perfect Apple

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Letting their taste buds do the work, kindergarten students in Marissa Krause’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School recently held an apple tasting.

After learning about all the different parts of the apple, the students had a lesson on the various types of apples as well. They taste-tested four varieties of apples and brainstormed words to describe them. Afterward, the students colored their own apple to reflect their favorite choice. As a class, they graphed the favorite colors and tallied up the results.



Tech-Savvy Researchers Learn About New York State

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Fourth-graders in Kate Castellano and Megan Moore’s fourth-grade class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School are using their Chromebooks for a research project on New York State. As part of their social studies assignment, the students are creating an online brochure to highlight key elements of the state, such as landforms, water forms, the state bird, capital and flag. After creating the brochure in Google Documents, the students will print and share them with classmates. 

Interactive Learning with QR Codes

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Third-graders in Colleen Garafola and Jennifer Smith’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School are using technology to make learning both fun and interactive. Using software called Plickers, the students are each assigned their own QR code. After completing a lesson, the students will then take an online quiz as a class, holding up their unique code with the answer. The teacher can scan the QR code using a smartphone to see if it’s correct and get real-time reporting on student progress.

Celebrating Community in Copiague

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The community, students, staff, administration and board of education joined together to celebrate the Copiague School District’s homecoming on Oct. 13.

Kicking off with a pep rally at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School the day before, the weekend activities began with a homecoming parade starting at Great Neck Road Elementary School. Members of sports teams, school clubs, youth organizations and the homecoming court gathered for the march to the high school. Senior class king and queen Owen Rosenberg and Kembalee Rolle waved to the crowd down the parade route. The homecoming floats – themed board games – showed off the students’ creativity and featured members of the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes.

Prior to the start of the football game against Newfield High School, Sen. John Brooks and Leg. DuWayne Gregory offered their best wishes for the Copiague Eagles. Despite their best efforts, the Eagles were unable to come out on top against the Newfield Wolverines.

The halftime show featured performances from the award-winning Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School marching band, varsity cheerleaders and step team. The evening concluded with the Hall of Achievement induction ceremony, honoring four Copiague alumni who have made a difference.