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Smithtown, NY 11787

 

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Kindergarten Orientation Video 2021

 

Safe Return Letter

 

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS PLAN


Combining Technology with Artistry

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Fifth graders at Smithtown Elementary School are combining their love of art with technology in Ms. Lewis-Kerim’s classes. Using their Chromebooks, the student-artists used multiple methods with digital media to create a double-exposure digital self-portrait.

To practice the different techniques, students used Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait to get acquainted with the process. A second technique used an image of Frida Kahlo's portrait in combination with a second image. A raster mask and a screen blending option were used to create a double-exposure technique. Students practiced both methods to decide which technique to use to create their own self-
portrait double-exposure image.

The students then created their own self-portrait using their Chromebook cameras to simulate a double-exposure process using an online digital editing program. When complete, the portraits will be placed in the fifth grade hallway for a Class of 2021 graduation art exhibition.

Field Day 2021

Autism Awareness

Grade 5 - Biography Project

RISE - Pen Pal program with students from High School West

Kindergarten - PLTW coding

Students added characters and backgrounds on Scratch Jr.

Energized by Hands-On Learning at Smithtown Elementary

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Fourth graders at Smithtown Elementary School are learning about all the different types of energy. During their potential and kinetic energy unit, the students worked with Project Lead the Way coach Kelly Bigliani and engaged in hands-on lessons to demonstrate the types of energy.

Students used hand warmers and glow sticks to feel and see how energy is converted. They used a generator made from the Vex kit to learn about light energy and mechanical energy. The fourth graders used other examples to demonstrate how energy changes from one form to another. They each created their own kinetic or rollback cans using aluminum cans, weights, rubber bands and paper clips. The cans demonstrated the transition of kinetic energy.