Winter STEAM Fun in the Marion Street Library

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Marion Street Elementary School students recently welcomed the winter season with a series of themed STEAM activities in the school library. Fifth graders coded Ozobots to perform a figure skating routine. These pocket-sized robots teach coding through a set of color codes. Students can put the codes together in unique ways to program their Ozobot to move fast or slow and to perform specialized moves such as zigzags and spins.  

Fourth graders learned about how bobsleds are designed for speed and the ways in which gravity, weight, and friction can affect them during Olympic competition. Students then worked in groups using materials such as paper tubes, straws, and pennies to build and race their own designs.     
 

Students Connect Through Literature

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Lynbrook South Middle School students enrolled in the school’s public speaking class, recently participated in a writing celebration with first grade students at Marion Street Elementary School. The eighth graders wrote their own original fables, complete with visuals. They visited first grade classes at Marion Street to share their books with the younger students. Students sat in small groups at decorated tables and enjoyed a snack as the middle school students read their original stories. It was a great day! 

Marion Street Students Sing Praises for Their Veterans

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Marion Street second graders proudly dressed in red, white and blue as they honored the veterans in their lives during their patriotic sing along event on Nov. 15. Second grade classes at Marion Street Elementary School host the special event each year to show their appreciation for those who have served.

Family members and central administrators packed the school gymnasium as second grade teacher Anne Conway kicked off the event by expressing her gratitude for the veterans in attendance.

“We want to sincerely thank you for your service on behalf of all the citizens of our great country,” she said. “You honor us by your service and your presence here today.” 

Students proudly entered the gymnasium holding their American flags high as they took their places on the bleachers. Together, the second graders performed patriotic songs such as “God Bless America,” “Yankee Doodle,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “This Land Is Your Land.” Led by music teacher Kristen Scalice, veterans and family members were encouraged to sing along with the students.
  
Each second grader donned a patriotic button with their name on it which they created with the help of art teacher Patricia Wierzbicki. Select students also shared facts about America in between their song performances. At the conclusion of the event, students took photos and embraced their loved ones.