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Researching Endangered Species

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Fifth graders in Ms. Jaacks’ class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School are learning all about endangered species. As part of a recent project, the students chose one animal to research that is currently on the endangered species list. They learned about the species, why it is endangered and what they can do to help those animals. After compiling all their research, the students created a Google Slide presentation. Each student then presented their research to the class.

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Date Added: 6/14/2024

Fifth Graders Show Power of Persuasion

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Deauville Gardens East Elementary School students creating advertisements.  thumbnail259445

Sharpening their persuasive writing skills, fifth graders in Ms. Falcone and Ms. Coogan’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School created their own book advertisements. To get their classmates to read their book of choice, students expressed their opinions about the books and included hooks to get the readers’ attention. Their advertisements also included quotes, the author’s credentials and an attention-grabbing review. 

Date Added: 6/12/2024

Second Graders Get Creative with Coding

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Second graders in Ms. Sudano’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School are perfecting their coding skills. They recently learned how to use OzoBlockly, a block-based editor, to create programs for their Ozobots. Ozobots are robots that are designed as an introduction to coding where students use color combinations to move the Ozobot on a path from one location to another. Ms. Sudano’s class used a track with different paths and coded directions to maneuver their Ozobots to the end.

Using OzoBlockly, the students taught their Ozobots various movements, light and sound patterns and programmed them with notes to play songs. After students became comfortable with programming the Ozobots, they used their critical thinking skills to solve various challenges to get their Ozobots to the end of the path.

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Date Added: 6/12/2024

Second Graders Connect with Nature During Field Trip

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Second graders from Deauville Gardens East Elementary School visiting Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve. thumbnail259209

Second graders from Deauville Gardens East Elementary School recently became one with nature. The students visited Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve in Commack where they learned about the farm animals, their interactions and their coexistence in similar ecosystems. The students also hiked through the woods to a pond, where they observed turtles and birds. When they returned to their classrooms, the second graders wrote about the trip and published their writing pieces on Google Docs.

Date Added: 6/5/2024

Fourth Graders Unlock Math Escape Challenge

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Math was the key to unlocking a recent challenge at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School. Fourth graders in Ms. Cranmer, Ms. Spizuco and Ms. Zecha’s fourth grade classes were virtually “stuck” behind seven locked doors as part of a math lesson. Following their math assessments, students put their knowledge to the test and challenged themselves to unlock different math skill escape rooms. Students were stuck behind locked doors and had to successfully unlock escape rooms focusing on geometry, numbers in base 10, fractions, algebraic expressions, and measurement and data. Each door needed to be unlocked with a unique code that can only be discovered by solving the given clues. Students needed to work together using their math language and accountable talk with their partners to unlock each door.

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Date Added: 5/22/2024