Teacher Highlights September 2012

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Farmingdale:

  • The new custodian, Jenny Green, is doing a great job.
  • The first grade classes will be participating in our annual First Grade/Sixth Grade Habitat Day on Thursday, October 11th. We will spend a good portion of the day exploring the habitat, identify various types of leaves and trees, and making leaf rubbings, natural bird feeders, and animal tracks. Each first grade student will be paired with a sixth grade student to accomplish the variety or activities.
  • The first grade will also be hosting Miss Carrie from the Dept. of Agriculture this month. She will be sharing a lesson with each class about pumpkins, providing a craft, and traditionally, a delicious pumpkin snack.

Middle School:

Pleasant Plains Middle School had a very successful book fair in September.  We participated in All for Books which is a program supported by Scholastic.  We raise money for a local cause and Scholastic will match our donation.  PPMS students raised $270 for the local Angel Tree program.

High School:

Junior English classes (Langley and Konkoleski) are collaborating with Mr. Piper’s Farmington High School junior English classes on a project analyzing Benjamin Franklin’s system of virtues found in his autobiography. Students will be analyzing the excerpt from the autobiography individually, following one of Franklin’s virtues for a 24 hour period and writing a reflection of their progress, selecting a virtue to analyze with their group of students (each group has six students representing each of the classrooms involved), and then producing a collaborative video of presenting their analyses of the virtue.

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