Elementary school students in Farmingdale have been busy this winter.
Read about what they have been up to below. Have other photos or news from the school district? Share in the comments or upload photos to the gallery.
First grade students recently learned about habitats and animals in their science classes. The lessons were parts of the PTA Arts-in-Education program and gave students the opportunity to see and touch unique animals in varied ecosystems, including a white albino rabbit, a bearded dragon lizard and a non-venomous snake.
Northside Elementary School student Hiram Cowhey won the Reflections program at the regional level in dance choreography for his ice skating routine. Reflections is a PTA program established for children to express themselves through their artistic talents. More than a half a million students participate in the program each year.
Cowhey, a first-grade student, will have the opportunity to have his entry judged at the New York State level and a chance at the National Reflections award.
Fifth grade students and kindergarteners at the Saltzman East Memorial paired up with one another to celebrate their respective cultures and share personal artifacts from their family heritage. Some of the mementos included a story book, flags from various countries around the world, pictures of ancestors, historic maps and souvenirs. In addition, the kindergarten students wrote their own speeches and stories reflecting on their own experiences and shared them with their fifth grade partners.