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....
Our mission at Lee Avenue Elementary School is to impart values and morals that promote goodness, compassion, and charity to all. We are grateful to the men and women who serve in the military to protect our freedom. Our goal is to pay it forward with a visible thank you. Click on the link to learn more about the story.....
We all carry an invisible bucket in which we keep our good feelings. When our buckets are full, we are happy; when they are empty, we are sad. It is important to know that we can fill our own bucket and we can dip into it. Please click on the title to read more about our new "Bucket Fillers" program at Lee Avenue.
The second grade at Lee Avenue has so much to be thankful for. Each student was given a feather and time to reflect with their families. The students and their families designed and decorated the feather with all the things they are thankful for this season. With that, the final masterpiece is Lee Avenue's mascot turkey for the holiday. You would be amazed at the gratitude show by the youngsters in grade two. All the Best for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving!
Author and Dean of The School of Education at St. John's University, Dr. Michael Sampson shared with the students stories on how he was inspired to write many of his best selling books. He is a New York Times best selling author for young children, including "Chicka, Chicka, 1, 2, 3" and "The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry." Dr. Sampson has also written books on emergent literacy and on literacy acquisition.
On Wednesday, November 12th, SGT Marvin K. Middleton spoke to the 4th grade students about his experience in the military. SGT Middleton has a long history and career in the United States military starting right before college when he enlisted in the Marine Corps.
On Friday, November 7, 2014, guest speakers from the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County (UCPN) came to speak to students about the Trivia Challenge the UCPN sponsors and about how the non-profit organization serves over 1,800 children and adults with cerebral palsy. Also, the adults performed a few hits songs for the students enjoyment. On November 18th, fourth and fifth grade students can attend the Trivia Challenge to help raise money for the UCPN.