The students of grade 4 have been working for a few weeks on the creation of an ocean ecosystem. It began with research on various creatures and plants of the ocean at Oceana.org using the laptops in our STEM lab. They were then shown how to obtain a sketch of the creature at Google Images. They used the sketches sketches to create their own versions of what those creatures look like on art paper. After coloring them and cutting them out, the final roduct was amazing!
On Wednesday, March 16th, the Audubon Society taught St. Stans Third Graders about raptors – owls, falcons and vultures. That’s after a successful bird counting trip last week with several of our grades in the special Audubon Society program.
Saturday, February 6th, St. Stans Brownies joined 100 other Brownie Girl Scouts from Brooklyn for a Teddy Bear tea. In addition to earning their My Best Self, Making Games & Snacks Badges, the Brownies made an important donation to the Teddy Bear Brigade which donates teddy bears to children who are suffering around the world so they have one thing to call their own. See more here: See more here: http://gftw.org/current-projects/teddybearbrigade/
St. Stans Third Graders brought their classroom learning to life by visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday for a gallery tour of the museum’s Egyptian section including the Temple of Dendur and the special exhibit “Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom.” Two bonuses: the students saw the MET’s annual Christmas display which includes an eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene and they also got to throw coins into the new dancing water fountains up front of the MET!
AUDITIONS FOR MAIN ROLES IN THIS YEAR’S PRODUCTION OF PETER PAN WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH AT 3:15. COME PREPARED WITH A SONG TO SING. YOU MAY BE ASKED TO READ A PART OF THE SCRIPT AS WELL.
Clubs begin meeting at SSKCA next week and neighborhood classes have started at places like Hamilton Dance. But there are spaces to be filled! The Afterschool art program at ArtBox Atelier (which shares space with Hamilton Dance) has openings in Monday classes and CYO Basketball sign-ups are coming up. Mad Science also has open spaces in its Crazy Chemworks and School House Chess classes at St. Stans on Mondays and Tuesdays starting 9/28. Look out for fliers in the lobby and around the ‘hood.
St. Stans Troop 2832 Brownies were highlighted by CUNY TV in their STEM broadcast on September 1. Go to minute 24:34 if interested to see our girls on air! Congratulations! http://www.cuny.tv/show/scienceandu
On May 2nd, Troop #2832 went to the firehouse to celebrate the FDNY’s 150th Anniversary. Established in 1865, the FDNY will be celebrating this landmark anniversary all year long. See more here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2014/121614c.shtml
Troop #2832 brought thank you cards, food, cake, and of course, Girl Scout Cookies. The girls also met the chaplain of the FDNY, Chaplain Kansfield, who is also a resident of Greenpoint.