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Principal: Kathleen Hyland

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Students Become the Teachers in Amityville

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Eight students from Amityville Memorial High School got to experience the classroom from the other side, as they spent a day as teachers at Northwest Elementary School.

Split into teams of four, one group worked with a first-grade class and the other with a second-grade class. They were trained through Junior Achievement, a volunteer-delivered program to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy.

The young teachers led literacy and math activities through Junior Achievement’s curriculum that focused on communities, families and careers. Elementary students got to explore the business world by starting their own pretend company and learn about democracy by participating in a mock vote.

Karen Gross, the transition coordinator for the Amityville Union Free School District, said the high school students who took part in the program are interested in careers working with children. This opportunity provided them with needed organization and leadership skills while teaching them how to be prepared for the workplace such as dressing professionally. In a program that focused on citizenship, they demonstrated for Northwest students just how to be good citizens.

“This was a good experience,” added junior Annastassia Baines. “We set an example for the younger kids so they can be role models in the future.”


Baseball Lesson a Home Run at Northwest

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The arrival of baseball season provided new opportunities for learning in Heather Tortorici’s first-grade classroom at Northwest Elementary School.

Ms. Tortorici created literacy and math lessons centered on the sport, along with some fun arts and crafts. Students studied literary devices in the book “Casey at the Bat” and the song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” In math journals, they answered baseball-themed word problems. As a class project, each student wrote his or her own acrostic poem by using the first letters of baseball words and phrases to start each sentence. The poems were then combined to create a book and sent to the New York Yankees.

“The students loved these activities,” said Ms. Tortorici, who co-teaches the ENL class with Patricia Meisser. “They were thinking about baseball while reinforcing the skills they have been learning all year.”
Wednesday, May 24, 2017