A “WIZARD”LY visitor stopped by Lee Avenue on Tuesday, May 18th. The teachers and students were visited by DP, a Harlem Wizard. He spoke about the event and demonstrated some of the amazing stunts and tricks he and his teammates will perform on June 5th. The students were enthusiastically singing, dancing, and clapping along as DP performed. He encouraged the students to attend the Harlem Wizards basketball event in order to support the teachers as they challenge the Wizards to a friendly game of basketball. Everyone should get their tickets as this will be a night to remember.
A “Poppin Good Time” was had at Lee Avenue on Friday, May 15 when Bubblemania performed. The entire school was invited at an assembly conducted by bubble artist, Seth Bloom. He constructed bubbles into many different shapes and explained the science behind how bubbles are created, why they pop and the different ways one can make bubbles. The children were in awe of all of the household items that could be used to make bubbles. Mr. Bloom encouraged the students to start making their own bubbles and to be creative. The students especially enjoyed when one of their classmates was put into a giant bubble. A fun time was had by all.
Courtney F. in Ms. Franz's first grade class was chosen as our "Bucket Filler" of the month. Each month we do a special acknowledgment for one student for being a "Bucket Filler." During the school year we are encouraging, reminding, and recognizing everyone's efforts to be bucket filler at home, at school, and everywhere they go. Courtney is developing good character traits with our "Bucket Filling" program.
On March 16th, students at Lee Avenue celebrated Pi Day (3.14). Our Student Council sold slices of pie to students for a dollar. The money raised was donated to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital. Also, Lee Avenue hosted its first ever pie eating contest. Congratulations to Christopher S. and Julia D. for winning.
Lee Avenue celebrated its 100th Day of School on Thursday, February 26th. Students were engaged in different mathematical activities throughout the day. Additionally, Mr. Barbera wrote a special song to celebrate the 100th Day of School which was song by students in our District Chorus.
On February 6th, students at Lee Avenue celebrated Bubble Gum Day. On Bubble Gum Day, everyone who donated .50 cents or more was able to chew gum in school. Proceeds went to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Kids had fun while raising money for a good cause. Some creative teachers even incorporate bubble gum into their lessons for the day!
Students in grade 3 - 5 wrote an original essay on their favorite U.S. President. Many of our students made the "final cut." Jude B. took 1st place in the 3rd grade contest, Juletsy C. took 1st place in the 5th grade contest and Mia V. took 2nd place in the 5th grade contest. Congratulations!
The Lee Avenues Book Club is off to a great start! We are reading How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell. Students in grades 3-5 meet in Mrs. McGahan’s room every other Wednesday at 8:35 am. During our book club we foster an appreciation for reading by engaging in meaningful dialogue and creating fun projects. Click on the link to read more about the story....
7:00 PM Lego Night