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Gribbin Students Replicate Glen Cove

Gribbin Students Replicate Glen Cove photo

Second-grade students at Gribbin School have been creating papier-mâché replicas of the City of Glen Cove during art class under the guidance of teacher LeeAnn Palazzo.

The students recently took a tour of Glen Cove, visiting famous landmarks and other important buildings. They then sketched the buildings they learned about for a school project. In addition to sketching, they worked together in groups to cover 3-D structures of buildings in papier-mâché, recreating the post office, police department, Glen Cove Mansion, Gribbin and Connolly schools, just to name a few. The students also discussed architecture as part of the art lesson. 

After the projects are painted and complete, they will be brought to City Hall to be featured as part of the city’s 350-year anniversary celebration on Memorial Day weekend.  

Gribbin Students Engineer Boats and Rafts

Gribbin Students Engineer Boats and Rafts photo

Gribbin first-graders constructed boats and rafts using craft sticks, straws, pipe cleaners and masking tape during a recent STREAM (science, technology, research, engineering, art and mathematics) class.

The students, under the direction of STREAM teacher Jessica McKenna, read Ellen Appleby’s book “The Three Billy-Goats Gruff.” The folktale tells the story of how three billy goats outsmart an intimidating troll. The students were asked what they could build in class that could help the billy goats cross the river, similar to the book. Eventually they decided to build a boat or a raft. 

The first step was to plan their project and determine how to build the floating apparatus. They then were paired with a partner and had to review both of their plans and select the one that they felt would work.   

McKenna said students planned, sketched and labeled their plans. They also had to make sure their rafts or boats could float after construction. She said they are learning the important skills of creating, collaborating and communicating.  


Monthly Family Nights Begin

Family Nights Begin

To combat the busy schedules of families, the district has implemented a monthly Family Night. On Family Night, students will not be assigned any homework from their classroom teachers, allowing their families to preplan fun activities, without interruption.

Family Night will be held on the following dates:
Oct. 25        Jan. 31          April 18
Nov. 22        Feb. 14         May 23
Dec. 20        March 21       June 13