Fourth graders in Patricia Cirisano’s class participated in a yoga class during the school day.
Floral Park-Bellerose School students recently participated in a STEM Challenge, building a structure using marshmallows and pasta!
Floral Park-Bellerose School gets Zen with yoga classes
Floral Park-Bellerose School students have been learning the poses and relaxing techniques of yoga during classes offered through the Nassau BOCES Arts in Education program. This is the second year that the students have been able to take yoga classes during the school day.
Throughout a six-week period, which began on Jan. 6, all grade levels will meet twice with Donna Coogan, a yoga instructor with more than 20 years of experience. The classes last approximately 40-50 minutes.
Donna noted that she has heard positive feedback from the students, with some noting that a yoga session felt like they were “on a vacation.”
The purpose of bringing yoga to the schools is to provide students with social emotional learning.
The fifth grade PROBE students from Floral Park-Bellerose School performed their Mock Trial at the Floral Park Village Hall on Jan. 9. Judge D. Hayden led the proceedings in which he elaborated on the workings of our court system. The students did a wonderful job!
Experiments with Big and Little Buddies
Big and Little Buddies at Floral Park-Bellerose School did an experiment to see what would happen when they placed candy canes into different liquids. The students had a blast and love their buddies!
Fun with Crafts
Third graders at Floral Park-Bellerose School love being crafty!
Fourth grade “Survivor” teacher welcomed back
On Dec. 20, Floral Park-Bellerose School students flanked a red carpet set up outside and held handmade signs to welcome back fourth grade math and science teacher Thomas Sheehan, who was recently named the grand prize winner of CBS’ 39th season, “Survivor: Island of the Idols.”
Third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students and teachers were in attendance for Sheehan’s celebration, chanting “Mr. Sheehan” as he walked outside through the school’s doors. Sheehan, all smiles and dressed in holiday attire as the Grinch, stopped along his red carpet walk to high-five and hug students.
Sheehan, along with the school’s mascot Buzz, also joined in on the holiday singalong in the auditorium.
The school congratulates Mr. Sheehan on winning “Survivor”!
Winter and Wellness
Physical education classes at Floral Park-Bellerose School incorporated wellness and winter by creating snowmen in the gym.
High School Heroes visit Floral Park-Bellerose School
Students from Floral Park Memorial High School visited kindergarten and first grade students at Floral Park-Bellerose School, on Dec. 4, as part of the Junior Achievement of New York High School Heroes program. The program encourages high school students to become role models by teaching and inspiring elementary students.
The topics of the day focused on financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The kindergarten classes were taught from the JA Ourselves program, which introduces the students to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants. As part of the lesson, the kindergartners participated in the Needs and Wants activity, choosing essential and non-essential items from a colorful poster. The high school students then read aloud an illustrated book, “Welcome Home!” about how the main character earns money to host a party for her friend.
The first grade classes were taught from the JA Our Families program, which introduces students to entrepreneurship. One portion of the lesson included a floor map and toy car to help the students learn about map symbols and highlight neighborhood businesses.
Principal Jamie Adams said that many of the visiting high school students were once students at Floral Park-Bellerose School, which made the program that more special.
To participate in the Junior Achievement of New York High School Heroes program, high school student-volunteers are required to attend two training sessions to learn how to teach the curriculum.
Big and little buddies met and created these adorable turkeys. The buddies really enjoyed working together, and they came up with some very creative turkeys!
Turkey Trot at Floral Park-Bellerose School
On Nov. 27, kindergartners at Floral Park-Bellerose School donned handmade turkey costumes to participate in the Turkey Trot. Cheered on by their fellow schoolmates, the students paraded down the main hallway, waving and saying, “gobble, gobble!”
The trot, which was attended by both Principal Jamie Adams and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Sottile, was a fun activity before the Thanksgiving break.
Student Council Officers Announced
Floral Park-Bellerose School held an election for Student Council on Nov. 15. The elected officers for the 2019-20 school year are President Eric Naronis, Vice President Maya Harrison, Secretary Alisha Ballie, Treasurer Tessa Fennell and Sergeant at Arms Grace Sotirhos.
Third graders at Floral Park-Bellerose School had fun creating a Thanksgiving craft.
Pre-K loved Halloween.
Students love fall activities of picking leaves and making apples prints.
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