Check out this great video
Check out this great video
Positive affirmations are powerful tools that Valley Stream 24 students are learning to use. Positive statements repeated to oneself can help develop a healthy mental, social and emotional mindset. For example, WLB third-grade Scholars created positive statements to be read as affirmations. Scholars helped create Affirmation Station where learners can go every morning to ensure that their day starts off on a positive note or whenever they need a gentle reminder about how AWESOME they are. Wellness continues to be a pillar that we are focused on and believe in.
Valley Stream 24 is always looking to celebrate its students' academic achievements. Kindergarten is a big year for WLB’s Scholars. They are learning sight words to help prepare them to read fluently as they get ready to take on the new learning experiences that await them in 1st grade. Here, WLB Scholar Anna celebrates learning an awesome 53 sight words!
Valley Stream 24 students always know how to have fun while they are learning! At WLB, Scholars had a great time learning fractions with the help of Skittles. For their math lesson, the Scholars worked hands-on with their "taste the fraction" rainbow activity. They learned how to count, sort, add and subtract while working with fractions. Best yet, the Scholars were able to take home a tasty treat after completing the lesson.
WLB Scholars in Ms. Slobada’s class start their day with morning tubs. The tubs are filled with hands-on activities designed to warm up the scholars’ minds and hands for a fun day of learning. Scholars work as a team to collaborate, plan, create, build, and problem-solve. The daily morning tub routine lets the scholars get excited to start their school day
WLB fifth-grade Scholars in Mrs. Brenneis’s class used the scientific method during a lab activity. They observed M&Ms and Skittles in hot and cold water, and recorded their findings to see if their hypothesis were correct! Two of the hypotheses the students devised were that the candies would dissolve faster in hot water than cold water and the water would turn the color of the candy dissolving in the water
WLB Scholars created name tags to introduce themselves to their new Spanish teacher, Mrs. Marrero. Scholars are learning vocabulary and greetings in Spanish to build their foundation!
Mrs. Wolfsdorf and Ms. Sloboda's Kindergarten students at William L. Buck had to find information about their family and culture. Then, they decorated a paper doll in either traditional or modern clothing from their culture. The students shared their projects with one another, and displayed them on their bulletin board for all to see. They really enjoyed sharing about themselves and learning about their classmates.