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A celebration of Earth Day at Miller Avenue

A celebration of Earth Day at Miller Avenue Pic
Miller Avenue Elementary School students did more than just observe Earth Day.

With a gift of 50 white pine saplings from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, second-graders took shovel to dirt and planted the trees native to the region.

The hard work that the students in Linda Burke’s and Alice Steinbrecher’s classes accomplished helped beautify the Miller Avenue School property. Each student was also given a tree to plant at home to help our environment.

Cardboard creations at Miller Avenue School

Cardboard creations at Miller Avenue School photo
An engaging STEM project at Miller Avenue had a springtime theme when students in Kristen Gironda’s second-grade class created leprechaun traps out of cardboard.

Utilizing a Makedo construction kit with cardboard and tools, including safe-saws, screws and screwdrivers, the students explored ideas and hypotheses in an open-ended, hands-on lesson that generated a deeper understanding of STEM concepts.

The students considered the size of a leprechaun and then worked in teams to design traps that would lure a leprechaun inside and keep him secure to be able to find him when they returned to school.

Miller Avenue students develop motor skills and movement patterns

Miller Avenue students develop motor skills and movement patterns photo
Students at Miller Avenue had an opportunity to show off their dance moves and rhythm during a fun and challenging dance exercise program called KerboomKidz.

In addition to the physical benefits of improving coordination and focus, the program works to mentally engage students and help improve cognitive skills, gain confidence and instill the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Shoreham-Wading River Central School District
Saturday, May 26, 2018