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CLARK — Kumpf students took part in a “Mystery Whodunit Night” event, Hehnly third graders are learning about area and perimeter, and Valley Road second graders are practicing how to tell time. (Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)

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In honor to celebrate the upcoming Education Week, students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark participated in a Whodunit Mystery Night. Suzanne Hamilton, a seventh grade language arts teacher at Kumpf, hosted the nighttime event for all the school’s students. They read short stories in groups while using highlighters and pencils to identify information that would be used as clues to solving the mysteries. Each group was provided with an illustration of the scene of the crime so that the students could compare their evidence. The students attended the event dressed in detective-style costumes and provided clever team names such as “The Bows Know” and “The Sherlock Homies.” Prizes for the winners were donated by Marbles The Brain Store in Garden State Plaza.

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This week students in Ashley Guarino’s third grade class at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark practiced area and perimeter through the use of geo boards. The students created a shape using rubber bands based on a given area or perimeter. “This activity helped students visualize dimensions of shapes and construct polygons to increase understanding of area and perimeter. Experimenting with different numbers to create these shapes also involved the use of many foundational skills such as addition and subtraction,” Guarino said.

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Students in Christine Cemelli’s third grade class at Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark are also exploring perimeter and area during an “Everyday Math” lesson. “After the lesson, the Everyday Math program encourages students to then use the skills taught and play educational games to master the strategies,” Cemelli said. In the picture above, Isai Osorio, Maia Lane, Mark Kniezov, Jessica Sot, Matt Lordi, and Marisa Lipari perform an “Everyday Math” exercise.

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Students in Miss Emma’s second grade class in Valley Road School in Clark have been practicing telling time. As the students explore the function of the minute and hour hands, they are gaining knowledge of how the clock works, as well as the relationship between the minute and hour hands. The students created their own clock booklet full of activities they do at specific times. For example, Hannah goes to bed at 9 p.m. and Nathaniel has karate at 4:30 p.m. Pictured above, Dylan Costa shows off his clock booklet.


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