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Learning the love of language at Wading River School

Learning the love of language at Wading River School photo
Students in Wading River School have an extra reason to love Wednesday mornings when they start their day in the school’s newly launched World Languages Club. The before-school club, led by English as a New Language teacher Susana Vique-Kearney, provides students an opportunity to explore language and culture through various modalities and activities in a fun-filled environment. Participants become familiar with the target culture and language through visual and performing arts activities, social studies lessons including historical events, authentic games, holiday celebrations and geography exploration, and Language Arts Literacy activities. Third-graders started in their first six-week session throughout February, followed by fourth-graders who are in the midst of their lessons and fifth-graders will start their session in early May.

Application of STEM principles for Wading River students

Application of STEM principles for Wading River students photo
Fifth-grade students had a unique learning experience, pairing the excitement of hockey with the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills during their participation in the National Hockey League’s Future Goals program.

Combining STEM learning with real-world applicability, the students worked to complete 12 learning modules that included data analysis, geometry, life science and physical science with a goal of winning a virtual Stanley Cup. All students who completed the program were given two free tickets to an Islander’s game.

“‎The initiative not only provides students with an opportunity to learn about fitness and sportsmanship, but because it was developed in accordance with state math standards, they are also building on their knowledge of the STEM topics we are learning in class,” said fifth-grade teacher Adrian Gilmore, who coordinated the program with Alena Kluge from EVERFI, an education technology company.
Shoreham-Wading River Central School District
Saturday, May 26, 2018