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Third grade students recently determined the area and perimeter of large rectangles taped on the classroom floor. Students measured to find the dimensions of the rectangles and calculated both the perimeter and area of each. They discovered that rectangles with equal perimeters can vary greatly in the value of their areas. Students were able to draw models of the actual rectangles on grid paper and prove the results. The young mathematicians realized that the closer the rectangle was to being a square, the greater the area became.
Bus drivers from the Derry Township Transportation Department along with COCOA, the transportation mascot came to the elementary schools this week to teach our students about bus safety.
We celebrated our SUPER bunch of students a staff with a "Superhero Day" on Friday!
This week first grade classes enjoyed The PTO assembly- MISSION YOU by The Hands On House from Lancaster. We learned how to keep our body’s healthy. We created balanced meals for ourselves, relaxed with some quiet music, exercised on the hopscotch path, walked with the moon shoes, collected moon craters and created UNIQUE faces by wearing silly glasses and headbands.
Mrs. Dreher's first grade class celebrated International Dot Day, by creating pictures from an ordinary DOT and using the Quiver App to make their creations come to life. The students were amazed at what they could create with just one dot.
They learned that WE CAN MAKE OUR MARK ON THE WORLD. We just have to believe in ourselves and try.
Mrs. Purdy and Miss Slatt’s first grade classrooms hosted an appreciation event for our school board members and administrators. This gave the students the opportunity to sit down and get to know their school helpers while practicing their conversation skills and enjoying some time together. The students then handed out certificates to show their appreciation.
Room 17 students are using Augmented Reality to review their knowledge and understanding of plants and the life cycle. We are using it through the app Metaverse! Look how engaged they all are!!! They love it!
Have you ever wanted to create a house out of cardboard? As Room 41 explored the difficulties and accomplishments of construction, a whole new way of discovery built up. Different designs filled the room and judges (Mrs. Gawel, Mrs. Castleman, Dr. Winslow, Mr. Kramer, Ms. Manari) with excitement. When everyone presented their houses, the judges showed the wonderful scores and declared the winner. Though everyone got great advice, there was only true triumph. This was a wonderful experience for all to enjoy!
Written by: Alana, Abigail, Sophia, Maddie (Room 41)
Third grade students got to experience 'Ssuuna', a musical performer from the 'Young Audiences Arts for Learning'. His energetic performance had students and teachers out of their seats, singing, dancing, and interacting with musical instruments from his native country of Uganda. We extend much appreciation to our PTO organization who brought this learning experience to our students.
How can an elephant sit on an egg? Anything is possible in a Dr. Seuss book…or in a STEM lesson. Students all over Hershey Elementary celebrated 'Read Across America Week' and Dr. Seuss last week. In this particular challenge, third grade students created a nest that will protect an egg, even when an “elephant” is sitting on top.