May 21

Field Trips Galore!

Timothy House Field Trip

On Friday, May 18th, the Timothy House EAL students went to the Liberty Science Center. They climbed a rock wall, saw different animals, ate crickets, learned what happens to water in the Hudson River when the river meets the ocean, crawled through a pitch black tunnel using only their sense of touch, and saw a 3D movie on hurricanes. Everyone had an amazing time and left with some fun souvenirs from the gift shop!

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Middle School Field Trip

On Thursday, May 17th, the Middle School EAL students took a trip to the Central Park Zoo. They had a crash course on the zoo and a few of their animal exhibits. They then were zoo ambassadors and interacted with zoo guests to share their knowledge on snow leopards, bears, and penguins. We then walked around the zoo and had a blast feeding the animals at the petting zoo.

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January 29

1st, 4th, and 6th Grade Work

First graders practiced their writing skills and used new vocabulary words during our poetry unit. They wrote acrostic poems about some of their favorite things!

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Maya sends her first pen pal letter to her pen pal in Sharon Springs, NY!

4th graders practice vocabulary and the grammar structure “going to + verb”.

4th graders also sent pen pal letters to 4th graders at Sharon Springs Central School in Sharon Springs, NY. They got their first letters back with pictures of their new friends!

 

January 16

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Maya, 6th Grade:

During the winter break, I met Ayane on New Year’s Eve and had dinner with her and her family. We had crab, roast beef, gratin, and okonomayaki (Japanese pancake). 

We ate Ozoni (Japanese New Year Mochi Soup) on New Years. The crab I had it with vinegar and soy sauce mixed together. 

We also went to Bryant Park to go ice skating. However, unfortunately, we couldn’t’ because it was too cold outside. So instead, we decided to see the Christmas tree. The fountain there was frozen! 

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January 9

4th, 6th, and 7th Grade Student Work

4th graders in Ms. Singer-Zhou’s class shared their favorite holiday from their home country. Check out Chinese New Year, Festa Junina from Brazil and Christmas.

 

Ms. Connor’s Grade 4 EAL students read and discussed cultures and cultural symbols.  Students interviewed family members about family heirlooms.  Students then created a PowerPoint presentation to share about their family heirlooms and the significance it holds for them and their culture.

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And our 6th and 7th graders….

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December 5

4th, 6th, and 7th Grade Highlights

Read on to see what our 4th, 6th and 7th graders have been up to!

6th and 7th Grade:

EAL Bentley House students studied John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s presidency and celebrated the centennial of his birth by seeing an exhibit at the New York Historical Society. Issues such as the Space Race, Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of JFK were covered.
 

7th Grade:

Using imagery, Shirley made “a mood board” for our story,”To Build a Fire” by Jack London. She depicted feelings, tone, motif, sights and sounds in this short story.
4th Grade:
4th graders each read 4 books over the Thanksgiving break. They then chose their favorite book and created a PicCollage to share the book with their classmates.