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Third Graders Learn About Their Own Cultural History

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Third graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School have been learning about the cultures in Kenya, China and Brazil during their recent social studies lesson. As a culminating activity, the students created their own cultural projects featuring their family history. Students learned a bit about their own family history as they interviewed family members to share some of their traditions, holiday celebrations, favorite recipes and timelines of important events. Students created posters that they shared with the classmates and are displayed outside the third grade classrooms for all to learn about each other.

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Date Added: 2/9/2024

College and Career Ready at JFK

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From Jan. 8-12, John F. Kennedy Elementary School held a college and career spirit week. On Jan. 10, students were encouraged to wear their favorite college, trade school or military attire as they attended a college fair in the cafeteria. Participants included parents and community members who showed off their many diverse career options including police officer, registered nurse, firefighter, district attorney, contractor and real estate agent. Students explored the different stations and learned about their many career options. John F. Kennedy social worker Tina Alviano gave a brief lesson on careers and future aspirations.

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Date Added: 1/26/2024

Former JFK Teacher-Turned-Author Visits with Students

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John F. Kennedy Elementary School had a special author visit from former substitute teacher and West Babylon graduate Diana Gorman on Dec. 18. Ms. Gorman visited with first grade and third grade classes for a read aloud of her holiday book “Four Paws from Santa Claus.” The classes discussed the book, plot and characters and then came together in small groups for a game of “Read, Roll and Write” related to the book.

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Date Added: 1/2/2024