Danielle Wynn, Recycling Educator from the Town of Islip, came to Mrs. Sukoff/Ms. Figari's 4th grade class to convey the importance of appropriate recycling and waste management techniques. The students first watched a video on the importance of recycling, then she went through a brief presentation about recycling and showed students objects made from recycled goods such as pencils, bags, pencil cases, etc. She ended the presentation with having the students make their own recycled paper. This program aligned with our Science curriculum on natural resources and also expanded on our in-class recycling program that we are doing in order to collect money to rescue a sea animal with the Atlantis Aquarium.
Mrs. Weeks and Ms. Gray's 5th grade class borrowed microscopes from Cornell University to study chemotaxis (the movement of an organism in response to foods or chemicals) using a one-called organism called Tetrahymena. They introduced different foods and observed whether the Tetrahymena were attracted to it or repelled by it. They love spicy food and pencil lead! CLICK on headline for photos.
The Bretton Woods PTA Arts and Education Committee brought the author of "A Little Rees Specht Cultivates Kindness" in to meet all of the students. Mr. Specht shared how the acts of kindness received in the wake of a family tragedy grew into a movement that spread worldwide. Students discovered that even the smallest act can be world-changing and were challenged to go out and make the world a better place... one little piece at a time. CLICK on headline for photos.
Bretton Woods Elementary School
1 Club Lane (for GPS purposes)
P.O. Box 6006
Hauppauge NY 11788
Main Office: 631.582.6633
Attendance/Nurse's Office: 631.582.6639 or 631.761.8823