March 10

EAL Workshop With The Apollo Theater

EAL students enjoyed a musical workshop conducted by the Apollo Theater in Harlem where they learned about the issues, the lyrics and the music of the 1960’s. In addition to learning about the issues of the 1960’s students danced, sang and wrote their own lyrics. It was fun and good to get the EAL kids together!
-Ms. Kearns


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March 10

Welcome Home!

We finished our unit on Homes in 1st grade. After learning new vocabulary like dinning room, hallway, couch and cabinet, Lisa made a Bookabi about her home.  She took pictures of her home and used them as the backgrounds to her illustrations.  Then she wrote a story using the new words that she learned!
-Ms. Benfante

Welcome To Lisa’s Home

March 3

10th Graders Write Their Own Poems

In our unit on the decades of the ’50’s and ’60’s we are covering Civil Rights and race problems. The poetry of Langston Hughes has been covered. This assignment was to use the first stanza of his poem, “Theme for English B,” and make your own poem. – Ms. Kearns

Theme for English B


I know that it’s hard.

I’m turning 17, a girl, born Oslo, Norway.

I went to school there, then here to this IB school

in the city above all cities.

I am the only Norwegian student in my daily classes.

The stairs from the school lead up to the desks and chairs in EAL

Then I come to the end of the room,

Where I sit down and write this page.




I wonder if it’s that simple?

I am sixteen, I am a girl, born in Germany.

I went to school there, then Holland, then here,

to this high school on Central park West.

I am one of the Dutch students in my class.

The steps from central Park West lead down to Columbus Avenue,

Then I cross Amsterdam, Broadway,

Then I come to West End Avenue,

Where I take the elevator up to my room

Where I sit down and write this paper.


Lam Ha:

I am sixteen years old, yellow, born in Hanoi, Vietnam.

I went to school there, then Brooklyn, then here.

To the Dwight School on Central Park West in Manhattan.

I am the only Vietnamese student in my class.

The steps from school lead to the subway, Lexington,

86th, 96th, 103, and then to 110 th street.

Where I get off, walk around the corner,

Up to my room, where I write this paper.

March 3

8th Grade Travel Brochures

Ms. Standig’s 8th graders, Maria, Junior, and Kevin, created travel brochures of their hometowns and New York City. Students recommended parks, restaurants, museums, and other activities and places to visit in both cities. These brochures also included grammatical elements, such as commas with introductory clauses, commas in a series, commas with conjunctions, as well as count and non count nouns. Upon completion, students presented these brochures through impromptu speeches! Nicely done, 8th graders!

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