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Jefferson Elementary Kindergarten Trip to Home Depot
Jefferson Elementary Kindergarten students recently enjoyed a walking field trip to Home Depot. With the assistance of their new friend, Ray, each student was able to assemble their own race car.
Jefferson Garden Club
Jefferson’s first annual garden was a successful! The garden was well cared for over the summer by the fourth grade teachers, which led to a bountiful produce in September. The timing could not have been more perfect. The fifth grade students (which were the garden club members in fourth grade) had the opportunity to harvest tomatoes and green peppers.
In collaboration with the fifth grade teachers and the incorporation of math and science, the garden club members used the produce to make homemade salsa. The students enjoyed the fruits of their labor and learned that fresh is always best! The harvest was also shared with fourth grade families at curriculum night.
The garden was not only an enjoyable experience for the garden club members, but an educational one as well.
"Books on Wheels" Sells 12,000th Book at Jefferson Elementary School
Devin Laba, a kindergarten student in Mrs. Tyo's class, recently purchased the 12,000th book from the "Books on Wheels" program at Jefferson Elementary School in Massena, NY. "Books on Wheels" was started in the fall of 2010 by Jefferson's Literacy Specialist, Faith Bish, with the goal of putting high quality children's literature into students' hands for a nominal fee. Students may purchase books from the "Books on Wheels" carts for 25¢ a piece, trade in old books from home for "new" ones from the cart, or use coupons from their teachers which entitle them to a free book from the carts.
The "Books on Wheels" program is always accepting donations of new and gently used children's books including: board books, children's picture books, children's and young adult nonfiction, chapter books, activity books, and like new children's magazines. If you would like more information regarding the "Books on Wheels" program at Jefferson Elementary School, please contact Faith Bish at (315)764-3730 [ext. 3338].
Common Core Comes to Life at Jefferson Elementary!!
Throughout history - War of 1812, Civil War, and Westward Expansion - horses have been used as transportation and a way to make jobs easier for people. After culminating our year with a story about cowboys, second grade students were able to see horses, cowboy tools, and then pet and give treats to the horses. Students at PK, K, and 1 were also able to enrich their Colonial Times and Frontier topics. Pictured are Jefferson Second Grade Teacher, Mrs. Dee Cook and Sally Manor with their horses Ruby and Buckwheat.