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Halloween Costume Drive for Deasy Students

Halloween Costume Drive for Deasy Students photo
English as a new language teacher Colleen Grove organized the donations of children’s Halloween costumes at Deasy School. All students who celebrate Halloween at Deasy school who needed a costume were given one to celebrate the day.

Parent University

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Deasy School hosted its annual Parent University. This event gives parents an opportunity to get to know what their students are learning and familiarize themselves with the resources that are available for use beyond school hours. Please use the links below to access the materials from the evening.

Databases
Digital Citizenship
Outdoor Education
Helping Your Child with Math

Library Visit for Deasy Second-Graders

Library Visit for Deasy Second-Graders photo
Second-graders in Maura Haff’s class at Deasy School recently visited the Glen Cove Public Library. The students applied for library cards, checked out books and learned about the library.

Pumpkins, Math and Lots of Fun at Deasy

Pumpkins, Math and Lots of Fun at Deasy photo

First-graders in Michelle Mardiney’s bilingual class at Deasy School recently practiced their graphing skills and used their senses during a cross-curricula lesson in the school’s outside classroom.

Each student began the lesson with a small pumpkin that had the stem precut so they could remove it with ease. Ms. Mardiney then asked the class what color the pumpkin was, how it felt on the outside and the inside, what it smelled like and if it made any sound. Students reacted with delight and in some cases with a bit of dismay, as they felt the stickiness of the seeds and the pulp of the pumpkin.      

The lesson transitioned to mathematics, with students practicing counting in English and Spanish using the pumpkin seeds. Ms. Mardiney supplied the students with a picture of a pumpkin that had spots marked for their seeds so they could count how many were inside their pumpkin. Students placed the rest of the seeds on a paper plate and continued to count. Once they were finished, each student glued their seeds to a graph created by their teacher. 

According to Mardiney, the lesson used Dr. Peter Garrity’s math strategies for counting and graphing, which teachers learned during a recent professional development workshop. Students will continue to use the math concepts in a variety of “Fun Friday” activities planned by their teacher.