October 11, 2006

School Days

Child Development Center of the Hamptons

The CDCH Charter School will host a "Reading Rainforest" Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entire community is invited to attend the fair, which will offer specially-priced books and educational products, including new releases, award-winning titles, children's classics, interactive software, adult books and current bestsellers from more than 150 publishers.

On Friday, from 2 to 2:30 p.m., the Fair will feature refreshments and special door prizes. Attendees can also help build the CDCH classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers from their Classroom Wish Lists. For more information, call 324-0207.

It was letter "D" (as in Dinosaurs!) week for the CDCH Kindergarten class. They began by making "Dino" Dioramas and learning fun facts about Tricercitops, Stegosaurus, Pterodactyl, Tyrannosaurus and Brontosaurus. On Wednesday, the class made paper maché dinosaur eggs. When they dry, they will paint and "hatch" them.

The fifth and seventh grades have been collaborating on a special Respiratory System science lab project. They constructed "Operational Lungs" using creative materials such as plastic bottles, balloons, rubber bands and clay. The seventh grade has also been expanding its knowledge on this subject, learning about different types of lung disease.

The CDCH Preschool & Early Intervention Center continues its weekly Parent Support Group meeting with Dr. Barbara Gardner on Fridays at 2 p.m. All are welcome. 44 Meadow Way, East Hampton. For more information, call 324-3229.

Save the date! The CDCH will hold its 3rd annual Harvest Day Festival on October 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. The festival features pony rides, moon bounce, obstacle course, costume contest, games and much more! The Harvest Day Festival is open to the general public. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 267-0133 or email at info@cdch.org.

Sag Harbor Elementary School

Throughout the month of September we spent time at Morning Program becoming familiar with the geography and symbols of our nation. As we continue to say "Good Morning, America" each day, we will travel throughout the country spending time in six regions.

Our first stop is the Mid-Atlantic Region of New York, then Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. Mr. Kneeland's and Ms. Hornung's fifth grade class kicked off our Mid-Atlantic study with a great presentation last Tuesday morning. For the next few weeks, our daily presentations will focus on introducing the children to all that makes this part of our nation so special. We will also continue to incorporate character education by spotlighting the importance of kindness and caring.

This is the first official week of our exciting Miler's Club. Each afternoon, at the onset of recess, the students run a lap around the playground and their distance is recorded and charted. This year, as the students run each day, their miles will be calculated, and as a school, we will be running to each of the state capitals of our country. The Miler's Club is a wonderful component of our Physical Education program.

There will be a Health Curriculum Meeting tonight at 7 p.m.

Tuckahoe School

The students at the Tuckahoe Common School District had a special treat October 6 to kick off their Character Education program. Glenn Tyler, driver of the No. 8 NASCAR Whelan-modified stock car, visited with the students.

The students enjoyed walking out of the school building and seeing Glenn's race car in front of the school. Glenn and his wife Catherine Tyler (one of Tuckahoe's special education teachers) spoke to the students about setting goals and working to achieve those goals.

They discussed how when you set goals for yourself, in order to achieve them, you need to take small steps toward the final end. It was explained to the students that Glenn would like to win a championship in the NASCAR Whelan-Modified Tour. This is not necessarily a goal he can achieve right away. So he must set smaller goals to meet with success along the way.

The students at Tuckahoe will record their goals on an organizer to hang up on the celebration bulletin board. The teachers will celebrate the students' math goals, reading and writing goals, and their personal goals. The students at Tuckahoe are encouraged to set goals, achieve success and continue reaching for the stars!

Get a jump on your holiday shopping! Come to our 3rd Annual Craft and Gift Sale at Tuckahoe School. This year it will be held on November 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is sponsored by the PTO. Funds raised by the PTO are used to enrich the lives of the students of Tuckahoe both academically and socially. There will be pictures with Santa, craft and gift vendors, food, raffles and a Chinese Auction. There is something for everyone!

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