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Birch School Kicks Off PARP Activities

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students holding gold balloons that spell
students holding gold balloons that spell
Birch School's annual PTA sponsored Pick A Reading Partner program kicked off Jan. 14.

Students will spend the next two weeks choosing family activities that involve reading. The theme for this year's PARP is Birch Readers Know How to Get in the Game.

Lakeside Third Graders are in Winter Wonderland

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Third graders at Lakeside Levy School imagined what it would be like to be trapped inside a snow globe.

Students read the story, "Snow Globe Family" by Jane O'Connor, which tells the tale of a family living inside a snow globe.

“They used this story to inspire their own snow globe creation and completed a creative writing activity where they wrote about what they would do if they were inside a snow globe for a day,” explained teacher Dara Kaplan.

Date Added: 1/13/2022

Birch First Graders Combine Coding and Reading Skills

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Students in first-grade computer classes at Birch School combined their coding and reading skills.

Working with a partner, students applied their coding skills to find consonant-vowel-consonant words within the Code Mouse activity.

Students were challenged to find sound blends and four-letter words. Students worked together to find a word to code, plan out the correct code, and then test out their ideas to see if they correctly coded the word.

Date Added: 1/11/2022

Birch First Graders Have Indoor Snowball Fight

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Kelley Merkle, Allysa Meirowitch and Kathy Savino’s classes at Birch School got into the winter wonderland spirit.

The children and teachers competed in an indoor snowball fight complete with team names, colors and cheer.

“We incorporated our math skills by estimating the number of snowballs on each team,” explained Meirowitch.

“We then practiced using tally marks to represent the score,” added Merkle. “To our surprise it was a tie.”

Birch Fourth Graders Learn Explosive Science Lesson

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Alison Ippolito's and Patricia Luberto's fourth-grade class at Birch participated in a volcanic lava exploration during their natural disasters unit.