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Invited guests, friends and classmates were present for the union of the letters Q and U at the kindergarten QU wedding ceremony at Tackan Elementary School. As a culminating activity to their literacy lessons this year, each kindergarten student dressed as a letter of the alphabet and walked down the aisle. After Q and U promised to stay together in all words – such as quilt and quarter – the ceremony ended with songs and snacks for all the guests.
It was a royal affair to remember as the second grade classes at Tackan Elementary School celebrated their Fairy Tale Ball. Dressed in their finest royal threads, the students walked into the event to the “The Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss. Together, the classes welcomed attendees by singing “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast.” After a dance and poem, each class took to the stage to show off their fairy tale knowledge. Mrs. Rhode’s class recited “The Princess and the Pea,” while Mrs. Joyce and Mrs. Fenster’s class performed “The Three Little Pigs.” “Little Red Riding Hood” was recited by Mrs. DiLorenzo’s class and Mrs. Franz’s class performed “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” The ball continued back in the classrooms, where attendees were invited to share in the celebration with the royalty.
Squeaky Clean Band performed at Tackan singing well-loved rock and roll
songs from the 1950s through the 1980s. The students danced and had fun
with their teachers doing a locomotive train to the song "The
Artist Esther Tollen visits Tackan Elementary School each year and creates something beautiful with every art class.
In celebration of Flag Day, check out Tackan Elementary’s chorus singing “You’re A Grand Ole Flag.”
Third graders at Tackan Elementary School learned about the lifecycle of various aquatic insects during a hands-on engaging activity presented by Western Suffolk BOCES. Using water samples from Willow’s Pond, students got a closer look using their microscopes at many different types of organisms and classify them based on their characteristics. Students also determined whether or not these organisms go through metamorphosis and learned about what they will look like as they mature.
Fourth graders at Tackan Elementary School participated in an interactive lesson that “attracted” their attention. The Magnets to Go program, presented by Brookhaven National Laboratory, gave students the opportunity to experiment and hypothesize about magnets and their properties. Students learned about the science behind magnetic properties and electromagnetism. The fourth graders conducted experiments to discover magnetic and non-magnetic metals. They also explored magnetic properties such as north and south poles, magnetic fields, attracting and repelling forces, and how electromagnets and generators work.
High school students and Tackan alumni visited Tackan to teach kindergarten and first grade students for the day.
First graders at Tackan Elementary School recently celebrated different cultures from around the world through song and dance. With the help of music teacher Mr. Connor, the first grade students learned dances and songs to go along with different countries. The show came to a close in the good old USA!