CLARK — First grade students in Megan Friedman’s class at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark greet each other every day during morning meeting. The helper of the day gets to choose his or her favorite greeting to do for that day. The first graders in this photo are participating in the “Round the Circle Hello.” They like to call it the “Duck, Duck, Goose” greeting,
The students stand in a circle, and the first greeter walks around the outside of the circle and chooses a student by tapping him or her on the shoulder. The two students wave and say “good morning ______” to each other. The tapped student leaves his or her spot and walks around the circle to find a new classmate to greet. This continues until everyone has been greeted. Morning meeting greetings help to create an environment where each student feels valued. The different options provide a fun way for students to get to know each other, and this creates a more comfortable classroom community. Pictured from the left are Gianna Fogu and Alexandra Gonzalez.
After a grammar lesson on the four types of sentences in Miss Parlavecchio’s fourth grade class at Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark, students were broken up into groups of four or five for an activity. Students were given scrambled up word on cards and two punctuation marks for options. Pupils were then told to unscramble the words to make a correct sentence.
They had to choose which punctuation mark went correctly with the sentence, correct the grammar and correct the capitalization in the sentences, as well. After completion of unscrambling the sentences, students shared their sentences with one another. The key to sharing was; the students had to read their sentences with the proper inflection.
(Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)
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