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Let’s Party With PARP!

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Students at Miller Avenue and Wading River celebrated PARP Week with various activities. A camping theme with fun slogans like “We keep learning smore and smore” was happening at Miller Avenue, with morning announcements from the first grade classroom of Mr. Ralph Jimenez [] that included a new campfire song each day. Campfire flame templates were sent home with students that were hung at the end of the week in the hallway bulletin board. Spirit Days included students bringing in their favorite beach towel to encourage reading either outdoors in the school’s pavilion or in a tent with a flashlight!

“The camp theme really gave students an opportunity to use their imagination while reading,” Miller Avenue teacher Aimee Schwabe said.

Wading River School’s inventive and fun activities included a community scavenger hunt, Wildcat Book Bingo created by reading teachers, mystery readers and opportunities for prizes – all while encouraging literacy.

Date Added: 5/9/2023

Lessons of Yesteryear

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Miller Avenue School second graders visited the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook on March 27 to learn about life on Long Island in the late 1800s. The students spent the morning attending class at the Nassakeag Schoolhouse. The schoolhouse was built in 1877 and had about 30 students per year ranging from 5 to 15 years old.

“Our children learned about the school day and practiced writing and arithmetic on slate boards,” teacher Linda Burke said. “Afterwards, the children learned about chores at home, including how to wash and iron clothes, cook meals over a fire and churn butter.” Mrs. Burke’s class was joined by Mrs. Kerri Langan's class and Principal Claudia Smith.

They also visited the Carriage Museum where they learned about transportation in New York City and saw a fire engine wagon, a police patrol wagon, a stagecoach and a beautiful carriage owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt.

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Date Added: 3/31/2023