F. K. Sweet fifth graders know about planets

F. K. Sweet fifth graders know about planets

Do you know the difference between the inner and outer planets? If not, ask one of the fifth grade students in Cindy Young’s class at FK Sweet Elementary. The students used a Double Bubble Map to compare and contrast the planets. Cindy Frio and Dan Darrisaw are doing a last minute review from their maps.

Palm Pointe kindergartners play the drums at a recent pow wow

Palm Pointe kindergartners play the drums at a recent pow wow

Kindergarten students from Palm Pointe Educational Research @ Tradition play on the drums that they made at a recent pow wow.  Students all dressed as Indians and did several activities outside along with playing the drums. This was an awesome learning experience and that students had a great time performing for their families and friends.

Northport K8 critical thinking classes delve deeper

Northport K8 critical thinking classes delve deeper

Northport K-8 students in Mala Woessner’s eighth grade classes have utilized a book from a text set of materials from the September 11, 2001 tragedy collection.  The collection is a thorough learning series of books, dvds, poems, children’s literature texts, news clippings and a variety of other materials to round out student understanding of the events of 9/11.  The book selected is called Shine Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger.  The book was selected  to address the needs of readers from grades 7-12.  The main character of the book is Samar, an Indian American teenager.  The setting is post 9/11.  Sam has been raised away from the strict mores of the Indian culture and is “totally Americanized.”   Neighborhood boys attack her uncle screaming, “Go home Osama!”  Shine Coconut Moon is timely, relevant for teens and explores self identity, cultural identity and social marginalization.  Mrs. Woessner utilized the book as an analytical analysis piece for her Critical Thinking classes.