Photosynthesis-- Ms. Moss’ third grade knows all about how that works. The students participated in a skit that helps them to remember how photosynthesis works in plants. The students enthusiastically performed the process in a rap for the rest of the class. The students in Ms. Moss’ class, know their science and know science is Fun!
Mary, Mary, quite contrary how does your garden grow? That is what is heard when visiting Ms. Yeatts’ 2nd grade. The students in cooperation with SUNY ESF in collaboration with Say Yes After school program planted a garden including vegetables and flowers. The students worked very hard and their “farm” looks great. Students learned about how to keep their plants healthy and growing to produce their crop. In the fall, they hope to have pumpkins and squash to show off.
Dr. King School held a pep rally recently to provide students with the team spirit to “Beat the New York State Tests” and to do their very best on the ELA and math assessments. Each class created a cheer to show that they were ready to win the “Battle of the Tests.” The students showed enthusiasm with every chant, cheer and rap to let NYS know that Dr. King was ready to show what they learned. Two local radio station DJ’s were invited and they led the 3/4/5 graders in a zealous cheer to do their best. “Rest, Best, Test” rang out and brought the gym down.
Students at Dr. Kings School recently had a “sweet” time in Math class. Ms. Harris’ class along with students from Ms. Caderet/Steria’s class built bridges and complex shapes using toothpicks and marshmallows. You can make geometric shapes, using toothpicks to create the shapes and mini-marshmallows as connectors. Children can gain an understanding of the differences between two- and three-dimensional objects.
Yvonne Harris, a storyteller from Buffalo, NY recently visited Dr. King School. She came in March, Women's History Month, to share inspiring stories about female pioneers with the fourth and fifth grade students. She portrayed three characters, Harriet Tubman, Cathy Williams, and Betsy Coleman. Students from all three fifth grade classes read poems and biographies before each act. The performance was both entertaining and informative. View the video to hear some encouraging words to the students to live by to help in achieving their dreams.
Huntington Family Center will be the site of second annual Kids Get Fit Fest on Wednesday, April 11.
Open to children ages 2-10, the Fit Fest will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the center, 405 Gifford St. There will be raffles for bikes, a number of activities including Zumbatomic, and free snacks. Each child who attends will receive a backpack containing a water bottle, a book to read and a sheet of suggestions on how to stay active.
The event, which is free, is sponsored by Success by 6.
Nearly 500 students, parents, health care practitioners, educators, and advocates gathered at the State Capital Building in Albany to raise awareness of the impact School Based Health Centers (SBHC’s) have on communities across New York State. Five students from the Syracuse City School District’s Westside Academy at Blodgett participated in the “Student Speakout” and listened to speeches from legislators and others who have been instrumental in bringing comprehensive health services to students on-site at schools.
Ms. Singleton’s 4th grade class from the Say Yes After School Program learned about Bullying. They studied with Ms. Singleton in the first hour during Say Yes Aftershool program,. They decided to share what they learned with their classmates. The students with Ms. Singleton d this rap until they had it perfect. The colorful t- shirts help to make it all come together for these students.. All the students learned how to be a good friend to each other and not bully. This Rap says it all. The student loved sharing their knowledge in this way. March at Dr.
STAR, which stands for "Show Tolerance And Respect," will promote positive methods of social interaction and encourage people to treat others as equals and with respect. When Beth Phoenix and “Edge” were students in school, kids tried to bully them. They were picked on because they were smaller than others in school. “Did they bully back?” Nope, they learned to show respect and ask an adult for help. These WWE stars came to Dr. King School recently to give them this message. BE A STAR and don’t let the bullies win. They told them to be strong and NOT bully back.