Lincoln Avenue Elementary School
November 2019 Volume 6, Issue 2
From Mrs. Longobardi's First Grade Classroom...
Our class is learning about the first Thanksgiving and life at Plymouth Plantation. We read Sarah Morton’s Day and Samuel Eaton’s Day, by Kate Waters. Both text describe a day in the life of a pilgrim child. Then, we constructed a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the chores of a pilgrim girl to that of a pilgrim boy. Last, we were very excited to write and share our own stories to tell what our days would be like if we lived very long ago at Plymouth Plantation.
From Mrs. Gennari's Second Grade Classroom...
As we begin our nonfiction reading unit, the children have been introduced to many different nonfiction text features. They’ve learned that readers notice important details on the page when learning about a new topic. The class was excited to point out important text features they discovered while reading today!
The whole fifth grade went to Sunken Meadow on a field trip. They played ecology games to learn about the delicate balance of food chains. They also had an opportunity to do pond studies where students looked at tiny organisms that live in a freshwater ecosystem under micro projectors. Students got to see a variety of live animals in tanks such as a kingfish, corn snake, and grass shrimp.
Veteran's Community Breakfast
Family Connect Nights
Please mark the following dates as "Family Connect Nights". We believe that family unity is vital to the foundation of Lincoln Avenue Elementary School. Quality family time that is uninterrupted is essential to keeping families close. Research has shown that reinforcing relationships and seizing and savoring moments of connection benefit the well-being of both parents and children.
To encourage and support this important goal, we plan to designate one night of every month for the remainder of the school year as “Family Connect Night.” We understand that there are often events or activities that follow a specific weekday schedule. With a rotation of days, we are hopeful that all families have many opportunities to participate. No academic homework will be assigned to students on these nights with the hopes that your family will spend time together with a preferred activity! This year, six of the nights will be district wide “Family Connect Nights”.
Tuesday December 10
Monday, January 13
Wednesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 17
Tuesday, April 28
Thursday, May 28
Wednesday June 3
Tips for Reading Aloud with Your Child
Research shows that reading aloud with your child is the number one activity that supports early reading. Reading together boosts literacy, vocabulary and a strong social bond (with an opportunities for kids to learn a life lesson or two along the way!). In this video you’ll see how Amanda invites Noah to think alongside her as she reads aloud to him.
Click on the video for tips directly from Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.
The Site Based Team
The Lincoln Avenue Site Based Team meets once monthly to provide enriching experience to our children and to share perspectives on programs and ideas. Some events which have originated with the Site Based Team include the STEM Symposium, the Duathlon, character education programs, “Family Connect Nights” and Student Government, to name a few! We thank our Site Based Team Members for volunteering their time and efforts!
Ms. G. Locurto, Teacher Chair
Ms. K. McMackin, Parent Chair
Ms. K. Galvin
Ms. E Bulger
Ms. C. Barry
Ms. C. Longobardi
Ms. S. Orlando
Ms. A Haas
Ms. K Schait
PTA Executive Board
PTA Co-Presidents - Joanna Larkin & Marianne Williams
PTA Co-Vice Presidents - Jackie Amato & Alison Rothstein
Recording Secretary - Jill Deal
Corresponding Secretary - Maria Dey
Treasurer - Leslie Jantz