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In March, Smithtown Elementary School’s stage was transformed into the African savannah as the fifth-grade students put on a production of Disney’s “The Lion King Kids.” During the last five months, the students worked alongside music teacher Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Yoon to learn all the aspects of theater from acting exercises to dancing and singing. Several of the musical numbers were sung in different languages including Zulu and Swahili.
Fourth-graders at Smithtown Elementary School got up close and personal with some marine life during an ecosystem program on March 28. Alexandra Stevens, marine educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, visited the school to teach the students about different ecosystems and give them a chance to interact with the animals.
Ms. Stevens spoke to the students about the differences between living and non-living things that exist in an ecosystem. She also taught the students about the different roles of those living in the ecosystem, such as consumers, producers and decomposers. The fourth-graders learned about different types of marine ecosystems.
Focusing on the ecosystems of Long Island – coastal, salt marsh and sandy beach – students learned about some of the different animals that live in the various ecosystems. With a small bucket of salt water at each station, the students then observed and touched periwinkle snails, hermit crabs, blue and ribbed muscles and a starfish.
Third-graders at Smithtown Elementary School had the opportunity to spend time with the special male figures in their life during the rise and shine donuts with dads breakfast on March 21. Prior to the start of school, students gathered in the cafeteria for donuts and conversations with their invited guests. Each student had a list of questions to ask their guest in effort to get to know them better by learning some personal or little-known facts.
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