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John Lewis Child School Building

John Lewis Childs School

10 Elizabeth Street, Floral Park, NY 11001
Phone: 516-434-2780
Fax: 516-434-2779

Mrs. Susan Fazio, Principal
Phone: 516-434-2780

Mrs. Kristina Lynch, Asst. Principal
Phone: 516-434-2780

Mrs. Amy Gernon, School Nurse
Phone: 516-434-2796

Attendance Office
Phone: 516-434-2797

 

Winter graphic: scatter kindness around like snowflakes

 

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JLCS Second Graders Experiment with Lima Bean Seeds

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John Lewis Childs School second graders in Caroline Olfano’s class participated in a science experiment with lima bean seeds as part of their plant unit in science.

After learning about the needs of plants, the students placed a lima bean seed in a Ziploc bag with a paper towel soaked in water and placed a lima bean seed on its own in another bag. The Ziploc bags were taped to the classroom windows and were exposed to sunlight and air.

The students predicted that the seeds exposed to sunlight, air and water would germinate, while the seed without water would not. They observed the seeds for five days and logged the progress each day.

Date Added: 1/20/2023

JLCS Students Reflect on Their Dreams

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In honor of Martin Luther King Day, John Lewis Childs School second graders in Alyssa Borg’s class learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream of equality.

After reading “A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.” and “Martin’s Big Words,” the class shared their own dreams for the world. The students hoped for no more bullies, no animal cruelty, no homelessness, no littering and more. Each student wrote down their dreams and decorated a dream cloud as part of an “I Have a Dream” collaborative banner for the classroom.

Date Added: 1/18/2023 

JLCS Fifth Graders’ Pop Bottles

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In December, fifth grade classes at Floral Park-Bellerose’s John Lewis Childs School researched famous inventors and decorated pop bottles that represented them.

After selecting an inventor to research, the students were tasked with writing an essay and creating the pop bottle of their chosen figure. They used a 2-liter bottle, Styrofoam for the head and other craft materials.

At the conclusion of the project, the fifth grade classes presented their pop bottle figures and facts about their inventor to fourth grade classes.

The pop bottle figures and accompanying writing component are a yearly project for the fifth graders at JLCS. Each year, the theme changes.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 1/9/2023

JLCS Kindergarteners Participate in Science Experiment

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On Dec. 13, John Lewis Childs School kindergarteners in Candice Nagle’s class learned about chipmunks and participated in a science experiment.

After learning about how chipmunks store food in their cheek pouches, the students were tasked with seeing how many “nuts” (wooden beads) they could hold in their
“paws” (hands) or “cheek pouches” (Ziploc bags). Prior to the test, the students predicted which would be the best way to carry the most nuts. Then, split into groups, the students were timed to collect the nuts with their hands and then with the Ziploc bags.

At the conclusion of the experiment, the class filled out a form with their conclusions and final numbers. They realized that they collected more nuts by using their pouches rather than paws.

Date Added: 1/4/2023

JLCS Third Graders Write with Dice Rolling

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John Lewis Childs School third graders in Kelly Higgins’ class participated in a dice rolling writing activity to create winter-themed stories on Dec. 13.

After being paired in groups, the students rolled the dice three times to reveal the stories’ character, setting and conflict. Some characters included a snowman, a sled dog team and a cookie baker, while some settings were a holiday feast, a frozen lake or a snowy forest. Conflicts included getting caught in a blizzard, seeing something magical and going to a holiday concert, among others. Once their story elements were revealed by the dice rolls, the students wrote their stories together in their groups.

“Roll a Holiday Story” is an HMH into Reading writing activity.

Date Added: 12/28/2022

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