2017-2018 Gardiners Avenue News
Earlier this month the first graders at Gardiners Avenue School experienced a hands-on animal program given by nature enthusiast and animal lover "Ranger Eric".
Kindergarten students at Gardiners Avenue Elementary School engaged in a sink versus float science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics experiment during their K-STEAM Club on March 28.
As spring approaches, the third grade reading students are learning about butterflies and bees. They are reading nonfiction texts and working on strengthening their reading skills.
During the month of March, the students in Literacy Center have been working very hard. Some of the skills we focused on were: Author's Purpose, Figurative Language and Character Traits.
This month, to coincide with our animal study, the third grade designed sheltersfor animalsas their STEAM Project. Students were very excited. As always, the steps of the STEAM Challenge were followed.
For the month of March, our class worked on leprechaun narratives. They picked a specific writing prompt to create their own interesting stories including popular St. Patrick's Day elements.
Ms. D'Aquila's 4th grade math group participated in a math activity based off the popular television show, The Amazing Race.
Gardiners Avenue Elementary School's theatre club recently showcased their singing, acting and dancing abilities to students, staff and family members during their production of "Broadway Lights."
With the help of Computer Teachers Ms. Cosgrove and Mrs. Glicksman, first graders in Mrs. Bergersen and Mrs. Farley's classes were able to participate in The Mitten Video Conference Project 2018.
In celebration of Presidents Day, kindergarteners learned about past presidents, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
During the month of January, our class explored the form of Japanese poetry, known as "haiku." They learned that a haiku is a poem about nature.
Mrs. Cariddi's second grade class participated in the Great Arctic Circle Challenge. Each group was required to build the largest igloo using the provided marshmallows and toothpicks.
Mrs. Suriano's class celebrated Compliment Day on January 24th by learning all about what a compliment is and how complimenting someone makes you and the other person feel good!
During the month of January, the kindergarten students at Gardiners Avenue Schoolfocused on the topic of winter and winter animals.
Ms. Furlong's third grade class was doing work on "Obwisana", a folk song from Ghana! First they learned the song. Then they learned a passing game to practice keeping a steady beat and they played it using rhythm sticks.
Gardiners Avenue Third Graders are doing STEAM at the Library! The students used the fabulous Innovation Station at the Levittown Public Library to do STEAM activities.
Through a partnership with the Levittown Public Library, third- and fourth- graders at Gardiners Avenue School recently visited the library with their classes to participate in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics activities that the library has to offer.
During the month of January, Ms. Borst's Fourth Grade Class went on a field trip to the Levittown Library to participate in a variety of STEAM activities.
This month, in our First Grade math group, we are practicing place value with two-digit numbers, and constructing meaning with hands-on activities.
As a culminating activity to their study of Mexico, 5thgrade students at Gardiners Avenue recently visited Mangoe's Mexican Restaurant.
Kindergarten students at Gardiners Avenue Elementary School recently got into the holiday spirit by creating their own gingerbread houses with the help of their family members and teachers.
Our fourth grade students worked very hard reading and analyzing seven historical documents. They answered constructed response questions about how Native Americans used nature and natural resources to meet their needs and wants.
The kindergarten students at Gardiners Avenue embraced the holiday season. Classes read many different books about gingerbread characters.
Third grade STEAM teams at Gardiners Avenue proudly wore theirnew STEAM patches (last month's steam project) while they worked on this month'sproject.
Students in Mrs. Alt's third grade class created and conducted a survey to find out students' favorite Thanksgiving food.
During the month of November, there is enhanced mindfulness about things we are grateful for.
Across the grades, the reading teachers and other interventionists have been honing in on our students' writing skills.
The Kindergarten continues "Full STEAM Ahead" in November experimenting with push and pull properties.
The boys and girls in Mr. SanFilippo's class at Gardiners Ave are fine tuning their Volleyball skills.
One of Gardiners Avenue's first grade reading classes was stuffed with turkey literacy centers! Students had a ball reinforcing the letter names and sounds with these differentiated learning centers.
In Ms. Corron's class, the month of November is a time when the students and the teacher reflect on the many reasons for which they are grateful.
On Monday, November 13th, Mrs. Suriano's 1st grade class celebrated World Kindness Day by learning more about what it means to be kind.
This month, Ms. Lynch's second grade class was given a demonstration on the computer program Pixie 4.
In our fourth grade class, we have been working on a Country Report. After reading about library programs in the Journey's story, My Librarian is a Camel, and learning about geography in social studies, it sparked our interest to learn about more countries.
MacArthur High School senior Sydney Schneider walked the halls of her former elementary school, Gardiners Avenue Elementary School, on Nov. 3, no longer a young student but a published author.
In honor of LEADD week, students at Gardiners Avenue School attended the program "The Right Choice."
Like autumn leaves in the breeze, the students at Gardiners Avenue have been falling into great books!
After a fun visit to White Post Farms, students in Mrs. Farley's 1st grade class became scientists and conducted a "Pumpkin Investigation".
The Second Grade students at Gardiner's Avenue have been off to a great start! We went on our first trip to the Outdoor Learning Center at Levittown Memorial.
Ms. Poulos and Ms. Porr's fourth grade students participated in a STEAM activity which involved creating science mobiles using the engineering process.
Fifth-graders at Gardiners Avenue Elementary School received a visit from representatives of the education learning platform, zSpace on Oct. 20.
The students in Ms. Furlong's class had a special day of fun, learning, and teaching! Each student received a bear to spend the day with. The students were responsible for teaching the topics of the day to their cubs.
Kindergarten classes visited Old Bethpage Restoration Village farms in October. The students learned about farming practices. We met some chickens and saw their eggs!
The students are adjusting well to the new school year. They are working on strengthening their reading and writing skills. The students set reading goals to become "Super Readers."
Welcome Back! We are in the 7th year of the Literacy Center program. The goal of the Literacy Center is to enhance literacy instruction in grades K-4.
This year, Mrs. Grams' room of 5th graders is getting ready to teach their buddy readers who are in Mrs. Furlong's class. The children are planning their Shared Reading Lesson.
During the month of September, the fourth graders in Ms. Borst's class participated in place value centers. The children used manipulatives such as base ten blocks to improve their math skills.
During the month of September, the kindergarten students at Gardiners Avenue School were engaged in numerous activities for a unit of study on apples.
Welcome Back! The third grade started school with a fun and exciting STEAM Activity. They worked cooperatively and Stacked Them Up!
Our second grade class is starting the year off positively. The children have been involved in many activities to promote a positive growth mindset.
Students in Ms. Vining's first grade class are enjoying the beautiful weather while learning about light, shadows, and how the Earth moves. Students worked cooperatively with partners to trace their shadows three times while standing in the same spot; once in the morning, noon, and later in the afternoon.