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Northeast Teachers Inspire Young Readers

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“Llama Llama Red Pajama” was the selection for World Read Aloud Day at Northeast Elementary School. Kindergarten and pre-K classes gathered together throughout the day on Feb. 1 as teachers read the book aloud.

Kindergarten teacher Maria Lievano said that the book was chosen off of the World Read Aloud Day’s suggested list because it supports early literacy skills such as rhyming and making predictions. It also sparked discussions between students and their teachers about the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts. 

Children participated in turn and talk discussions about different vocabulary words in the book, along with various writing and craft activities. Ms. Lievano said the because there are many books in the “Llama Llama” series, hopefully students would be inspired to follow the adventures of the character and keep reading. 

Northeast Students Learn, Sing About Martin

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Pre-K and kindergarten students came together to celebrate renowned Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during an assembly on Jan. 18 at Northeast Elementary School.

Students studied Dr. King’s life and his contributions to the United States and the world in their classes. When they gathered for the schoolwide celebration, Principal Dr. Pauline Collins asked several students to share what they learned. The youngsters cited Dr. King’s commitments to kindness and peace, and how he fought hard to ensure that all students could attend school together regardless of race.

Led by music teacher Nicole Altamura, students joined hands for a vocal performance of “Sing About Martin.” They concluded the assembly by singing “This Little Light of Mine.” In between, they heard an excerpt of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Dr. Collins said it is important for students to understand why they have a day off from school each January — to celebrate Dr. King’s efforts toward peace and equality. She also reminded them to incorporate the values he preached into their everyday lives.

“We should have respect for each other regardless of our differences,” she said. “We actually share a lot more in common.”

 

Greeting the Grinch at Northeast

Greeting the Grinch at Northeast photo

The Grinch may not be as revered by children as Santa Claus, but children at Northeast Elementary School still celebrated the character who first appeared in a Dr. Seuss book and has been the subject of several popular Christmas movies.

Northeast hosted its first Grinch pajama day on Dec. 14. Pre-K and kindergarten students marched through the halls in their pajamas and Grinch hats before settling into the gymnasium to sing a few Christmas songs. Santa arrived on a bike to great the energetic youngsters. 

Leading up to pajama day, students completed numerous holiday-themed reading and writing assignments and art projects. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019