CLARK – Students at Frank Hehnly Elementary School in Clark have been participating in a variety of activities in their math, English and music lessons.
First grade students in Mrs. Friedman’s class at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark practiced making compliments of ten by participating in the “Two-Fisted Penny Addition” activity. Students worked with partners, and each pair was given ten pennies. The students grabbed a handful of pennies in one hand and picked up the rest in the other hand. They recorded their results. Students realized what two numbers add up to ten through this game with their friends. Pictured are partners Summer Triola and Malaya Swint.
The students in Meghan Bowers’ fourth grade music class at Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark are combining language arts knowledge with music. In the first weeks of school, fourth grade music students review and learn rhythms. Rhythms are musical syllables used in the pronunciation of words related to melodies. Students then reviewed the use of syllables in the English language and learned that there’s a rhythm for every syllable of a word. To dig deeper into rhythms and syllables, students were then asked to figure out how many syllables were in their first and last name, and to place a rhythm with each syllable. Each student created said rhythm for their name on a note card, and shared it with the class during the next period. In the photograph above, students from Ms. Parlavecchio’s fourth grade class sit in a circle and share their name rhythms with the class.
Third graders at Hehnly School in both Jennifer Lewis’s and MaryJo Baker’s classes have become pen pals! In effort to make writing fun, during a part of their two week long unit on friendly letters, Lewis’s class wrote their class model letter to Baker and her students asking them to take part in a year long pen pal activity. They graciously wrote back and accepted in their class model letter!. The students in both classes are eager to take part. Both classes have already begun writing their first letters to one another. Pictured in the attached photo from left to right are Alessia Couzzi, Anthony Jacobs, Amandio Cardoso, and Erini Digiantis
(Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)
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