skip to main content

Deasy Students Create E-Books on Ecosystems

Deasy Students Create E-Books on Ecosystems photo

Second-graders in Michael Battaglia’s class at Deasy worked with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) teacher Jessica McKenna to conduct research on ecosystems and environments and how they change over time. After concluding their research, students learned to use Book Creator and made an e-book on their specific area of study. To view the students’ work, click here:https://www.teambattaglia.com/book-creator

Deasy Second-Graders Study Different Communities

Deasy Second-Graders Study Different Communities photo

As part of the social studies unit on different types of communities, second-graders at Deasy School used various materials from the classroom Maker Box to create unique versions of rural, urban and suburban communities. The students had to decide which community they were making and include landmarks found in that type of community. Students added items such as skyscrapers, taxis, buses, houses with yards, barns, farm animals, roads and trees to their projects. Fun was had by all!

Deasy Students Learn About Birds and More

Deasy Students Learn About Birds and More photo
Deasy Students Learn About Birds and More photo 2
Deasy Students Learn About Birds and More photo 3
Deasy Students Learn About Birds and More photo 4
Deasy Students Learn About Birds and More photo 5
Deasy School first-graders enjoyed a special 55-minute STREAM class when representatives from Theodore Roosevelt Bird Sanctuary visited their school. STREAM stands for science, technology, research, engineering, art and mathematics.

The students learned about endangered coastal bird species and the ecosystem and relationship between the “Red Knot” bird and the horseshoe crab. Students were able to observe and touch a live horseshoe crab, while learning about its importance in the ecosystem and the role its blood plays in scientific medical research. Students concluded the lesson with a physical migration activity to deepen their understanding of the migratory patterns of the piping plover and what is causing the decline in the species.