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Second-graders at Tackan Elementary School took a trip back to the age of dinosaurs, thanks to a presentation by paleontologist Bob Lisaius, aka “Dinoman” on March 6.
During the morning assembly, the second-grade classes came together to learn about fossils, different types of dinosaurs, why they became extinct and Lisaius’ work in the field in an effort to spark students’ interest in science.
Following the general assembly, Lisaius visited each of the individual second-grade classes for an informative hands-on session featuring relics of the past. Students touched different artifacts – some dating back millions of years – including dinosaur horns, claws, teeth and fossilized rocks.
The library at Tackan Elementary School was transformed into a French bistro for a book tasting event held on Jan. 23. Complete with red-and-white checked tablecloths, flowers and candlelight, the fifth-graders sampled different chapter books during their library periods.
After checking in with the hostess and finding their seating reservation, students tasted different books by reading the title, inside jacket and blurb and writing about if they would like to read it and why.
The book tasting gave the students a chance to preview new books outside of their comfort zone, hopefully sparking an interest in a new title or author. Students tasted three different books – an appetizer, entrée and dessert – at the bistro before deciding if they wanted to check something new out of the library.
Kindergartners at Tackan Elementary had a chance to play doctor to their stuffed animals thanks to a Teddy Bear Clinic hosted by trauma center at Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital on Jan. 17.
In an effort to help ease the fear associated with doctors and hospital, the students took care of their stuffed animals by taking their temperature, bandaging their wounds and nursing them back to health with plenty of hugs.
Kristi Ladowski, injury prevention coordinator at the hospital, spoke to the students about injury prevention and the importance of keeping safe in the car. She also demonstrated how wearing a helmet during sports and other activities can help reduce the risk of injuries.
TEL PTA Meeting 7:30 PM
TEL Kindergarten Orientation 6:30 PM
Elementary Music Festival- Rehearsal 4:45 -7:30 PM @ HSW
Elementary Music Festival- Rehearsal/Concert 9 AM-12 PM @ HSW