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Tackan Reflections 2016-2017 from Syntax on Vimeo.
With passports in hand, students at Tackan Elementary School held a multicultural day, traveling around the world in a celebration of diversity on June 19.
Celebrating dance, music, crafts and activities from all around the world, the students traveled around the school and into a new country to immerse in its culture. After learning a bit about life in each of the places, students participated in a cultural activity. In Mexico, students made and played their own maracas. In India, they crafted elephant masks. In Russia and Ireland, students learned dances specific to those regions.
Each time the students moved to a different station, their passport was stamped. “It’s a Small World” played over the public announcement system when it was time to rotate to a new country.
Third-graders at Tackan Elementary School shared their knowledge of a variety of different animals during the annual animal exhibit on June 13.
For the project, each student was given a specific animal to research. They had to collect and present information on interesting facts about their animal as well as its habitat, appearance, diet, offspring and predators. Invited guests saw the completed projects on display and heard presentations from students about their animals.
Volunteer members of the Nesconset Fire Department visited with students at Tackan Elementary School to demonstrate some hands-on fire safety lessons on June 8.
Fire department members brought a fire truck, ambulance and a smoke house to give students the opportunity to learn about fire safety first hand. Students were able to board the ambulance in small groups and learn about the different tools inside to help people and when to call an ambulance in an emergency situation.
Tackan students also learned about the different functions of the fire truck, what to do if there’s a fire in their home and how to get out safely while also allowing the firemen to do their jobs. They also got to use the fire hose and take turns being firemen.
In the smokehouse, students had a hands-on lesson in fire safety, learning how to react in a real emergency situation and get out safely.