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Fifth Grade Celebrates Luau/Beach Day
Celebrating 100 Days of Learning
Welcome to Kindergarten!
Third graders in Ms. Draiss’ class at Tackan Elementary School recently completed a recycled Earth Day-inspired art project. The class talked about being resourceful by using things that would normally be thrown out or recycled to make art. Students used painted paper from other projects and brought in magazines as their recycled art materials. They used dragonflies and flowers for the base and layered these shapes with bright springy colored construction paper on the recycled materials to create a textured appearance.
Fifth grade student-artists in Ms. Chandler’s class at Tackan Elementary School recently created their own Mexican folk art mirrors. The students first learned how to use a compass to create different circles. They also learned about different types of symmetry, using radial symmetry for this art project. The students created different patterns within the circles and colored each of the circles and patterns in their mirrors.
Combining lessons in cultural arts and mathematics, the fifth graders at Tackan Elementary School celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a hypothetical trip to explore Ireland. Students were given a budget of $3,500 to plan a trip to Ireland. There were certain purchases in their budget that they needed to make, such as a passport, airline tickets, lodging and at least budget for two meals per day. They also were required to budget for one activity per day, as well as transportation to and from that activity. Students were given a choice of different lodging options, souvenirs and a variety of excursions to plan during their weeklong stay in Ireland.
As part of their lessons on physical properties and how they change, the fifth grade students at Tackan Elementary School conducted a St. Patrick’s Day-themed slime making experiment. Using laundry detergent and shaving cream, along with some gold glitter, the students each made their own bucket of slime as they learned about how the properties of the ingredients changed during the experiment.
The kindergartners at Tackan Elementary School turned into caregivers for their stuffed animals during a virtual teddy bear clinic held on March 5.
Kristi Ladowski of the Stony Brook University Trauma Center connected remotely with the students to teach them about safety and how to do their part to stay injury free. The clinic helps ease the process of doctor and hospital visits by showing students how to be caregivers. They learned about buckling up their seatbelts to stay safe in vehicles and to always wear their helmet when riding a bike to keep safe.
Students cared for their injured stuffed animals, tended to and bandaged them and gave them instructions on how long to rest. They also wrote down how they could be safer next time to prevent injuries.