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Waverly Avenue Students Showcase Research Skills

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Fifth grade students at Waverly Avenue Elementary School recently completed a research project led by library media specialist Louann Cronin in which they learned the intricacies of research and gathering important information using the variety of tools available to them.

As part of the project students utilized Chromebooks to select a nonfiction topic for the focus of their project and then gathered information through extensive research. Students wrote thesis statements, made outlines and then utilized their outlines to create a five-paragraph research paper.

Among the many topics students covered in their projects included marine life, earthquakes, soccer and volcanos.

Date Added: 4/29/2022

Waverly Avenue Students Study Planets and Our Solar System

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Fifth grade students in Cathy Juliano’s class at Waverly Avenue Elementary School recently completed a collaborative project where students researched planets and our solar system.

As part of the project, students utilized Chromebooks to select and research the size, distance from the sun, and time of one rotation and revolution around the sun. Culminating their projects, students created posters to share the interesting elements of their selected planet and compared the similarities and differences of their peers’ selected planets.

Date Added: 4/25/2022

Waverly Avenue Students Seek Inspiration From Famous Artist

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Students in Susan Kinsey’s fourth grade art class at Waverly Avenue Elementary School recently learned about famous American landscape painter Winslow Homer.

Culminating their study of watercolor, students viewed a video about the artist to gain further appreciation for the medium that they recently used to create their own works of art.

Date Added: 3/28/2022

Waverly Avenue Students Study Sequencing in Writers Workshop

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Creativity flourished in Kristin Weston’s first grade class at Waverly Avenue Elementary School as students participated in an activity to create personal narratives as part of writers workshop.

Through their work on the assignment students learned the importance of sequencing and selecting words to designate when things took place in their story to establish a beginning, middle and an end. To accompany their stories students drew colorful illustrations to complete their creative literary works.

Date Added: 3/24/2022