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Cup Song

Cup Song

The Cup Song burst onto the scenes after being featured in a popular Youtube video and in the 2012 movie, Pitch Perfect. Originally an old-timey country ballad, Miss Me, is now a trendy song used to create “Cup Song” videos. With our 2nd grade students moving on to 3rd grade and our retirees moving on to explore other interests… I thought it […]

Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading 2019

The public librarians from the “Mighty Five Libraries” will be visiting William O. Schaefer the week of June 6th to June 13th to share all the wonderful learning programs being offered this summer! This summer’s reading theme is “A Universe of Stories” and we are fortunate to have the South Orangetown libraries offer a wide […]

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019

 The holiday started on May 30, 1868, when Union General John A. Logan declared the day an occasion to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Twenty years later, the name was changed to Memorial Day. On May 11, 1950, Congress passed a resolution requesting that the President issue a proclamation calling on Americans […]

2019 Falcon Naming Contest

2019 Falcon Naming Contest

 The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge provides a home for the fastest members of the animal kingdom, a pair of peregrine falcons. These peregrine falcons typically lay eggs in early spring, with chicks hatching one month later. This year, the project is once again asking students to help name the falcon chicks! Several chicks […]

Earth Kids Club: Session 4, Week 21, 5/8

“Hello Sun! Hello Earth! Hello Rain! Hello Wind! Hello Ocean! Hello Wind! Hello Rain! Hello Earth! Hello Sun!” We are thrilled with this awesome club and it’s members! We are also honored to be recognized by the South Orangetown Central School District Board of Education, Tuesday, May 7th @7:30. Our planet Earth is unlike the […]

What is Compost?

What is Compost?

Students will learn all about vegetables in this fun and colorful book by one of our favorite authors, Gail Gibbons. This book explains which parts of certain vegetables we eat, as well as how vegetables are grown. Vegetables come in many shapes, colors, and forms. Gibbons provides a wealth of information about produce which will […]

Waste-Free Lunches: April 15-April 18

Can you please help the Earth Kids Club Promote 4 days of a Waste-Free Lunch, April 15th to April 18th? Earth Day is a day that was created to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment and occurs each year on April 22nd. The Earth Kids Club would like to make EVERY DAY an […]

First Grade Poetry Grid

Poetry is magic…it allows you to break all the rules about punctuation, capitalizaion and spacing you have been taught. Poetry is a ‘rule breaker’ in which creative license is given to writers. Catherine, “The Brown Bag Teacher” came up with “My Poetry Promise” in which students commit to responsibly using poetry’s special privileges. I, ___________, […]

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