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Phone Number: 631-565-6500
Grades: 1-3

Principal: Kathleen Hyland

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Baseball Lesson a Home Run at Northwest

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The arrival of baseball season provided new opportunities for learning in Heather Tortorici’s first-grade classroom at Northwest Elementary School.

Ms. Tortorici created literacy and math lessons centered on the sport, along with some fun arts and crafts. Students studied literary devices in the book “Casey at the Bat” and the song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” In math journals, they answered baseball-themed word problems. As a class project, each student wrote his or her own acrostic poem by using the first letters of baseball words and phrases to start each sentence. The poems were then combined to create a book and sent to the New York Yankees.

“The students loved these activities,” said Ms. Tortorici, who co-teaches the ENL class with Patricia Meisser. “They were thinking about baseball while reinforcing the skills they have been learning all year.”

Seuss-inspired Learning at Northwest

Seuss-inspired Learning at Northwest

The works of children’s author Dr. Seuss were celebrated at Northwest Elementary School on March 2 with read alouds, crafts and writing activities. The students joined their peers from around the country to mark Read Across America Day on what would have been the renowned writer’s 113th birthday.

Second-grade teacher Dana Herz welcomed guest readers, including staff members and parents and grandparents of students. The children completed activity sheets about their favorite Dr. Seuss book they heard that day. They also made their own “Cat in the Hat” inspired hats and created filmstrip biographies about Dr. Seuss.

“Dr. Seuss was a pioneer in children’s reading,” Ms. Herz said. “It’s a great day for the students to see that reading can be fun, and to inspire them to become better readers.”

Children in Hilda Brown’s first-grade bilingual class read “The Cat in the Hat,” then watched a portion of the animated movie, and compared the two. Second-graders in Olimpia Karounos’ class made their own green slime using cornstarch, water and food coloring after reading “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.”





Thursday, April 27, 2017