Our first graders became animal experts over the past few months. They have chosen an animal they wanted to investigate the most, and created dioramas, digital and oral presentations based on their knowledge. The first graders have shared their work with the rest of the school during our PBL (Project Based Learning) celebration.
January’s Book of the Month is “The Invisible Boy” by Trudy Ludwig.
Listen to the read aloud here:
For the second year in a row PS 54 The Magnet School for Environmental Science, TECHNOLOGY, and Community Wellness participated in CodeBrooklyn’s Our of Code Challenge. In 2015, the Brooklyn Borough President and co-founder of CodeBrooklyn, Eric L. Adams, challenged Brooklyn to the audacious goal of reaching out to EVERY Brooklyn public school to encourage them to do an “Hour of Code” event. Over 380 Brooklyn schools, of the 500 in the borough, participated! (See the video of our CodeBrooklyn Hour of Code challenge from 2015). This was the highest rate of participation of any large urban area in the country.
Students in grades 3-5 at PS 54 took up Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam’s challenge.
Our upcoming reading units of study is called Super Readers. Click on this link to learn about some of the strategies that we will be using as readers throughout the unit.