CLARK — Valley Road students take part in Wednesday yoga sessions, Arthur L. Johnson High School environmental science students are learning about watersheds, and Hehnly fourth graders are developing their reading skills.
Students in Miss Bartolomeo and Mrs. Carrano’s classes at Valley Road School in Clark participate in yoga sessions with physical therapist Carol Sheridan. Every Wednesday, after lunch, the students take off their shoes and roll out their yoga mats. The form of yoga they do is meant for young children. The sessions help the students in many different areas of development. It gives them the opportunity to practice following directions, using social skills, and facilitates self-awareness. Yoga also provides them with the opportunities to practice gross motor functioning, and provides sensory integration for the students. Pictured above, from left, Maryam Ahmed and John Michael Lima participate in yoga in the classroom.
Students in Nicole Parlavecchio’s fourth grade class at Frank K Hehnly School in Clark are using table top white boards to demonstrate their comprehension from guided reading books. Students were broken up into groups to meet with their teacher. Each group read a story and were stopped throughout to answer comprehension questions. The students used their table top white boards to responded to questions based on the week’s topic of “theme.” Pictured above, (from the left) are Sophia Nicholas, Stephen Moreira and Mauro Facchini
Mrs. Skirde’s Environmental Science students at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark are learning about watersheds. Students built a mock watershed to understand what happens to rain water in different areas. The activity showed students how rain becomes run off in urban area vs. ground water in rural areas. Students also learned that runoff is the leading cause of pollution in our watershed.
Students in Nicole Parlavecchio’s class at the Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark are using the new Reading Wonders program to learn grammar. Students were using the Smart Board to watch a video about adjectives. Then, the students listened and danced along with a song about adjectives. Afterwards, they completed a worksheet to reinforce what they had just learned.
(Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)
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