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Electricity Sparks an Exploration of Circuits

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Fourth-grade students at East Quogue Elementary School recently participated in an engaging assortment of hands-on activities exploring electricity. During their study, students created series and parallel circuits, tested various materials to determine if they conduct electricity and made circuit boards. Concluding the activities, students applied their knowledge by creating quiz boards to test their classmates on European explorers.

In addition, school librarian Mandy Abbatiello recently launched the East Quogue Elementary School coding program, KidOYO, with intermediate students. 

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Exploring the Wonder of Words

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Third-grade students at East Quogue Elementary School were recently visited by Joe McKay and friends from the Peconic Landing retirement community for a presentation of their Dictionary Diving program. As part of the presentation, students practiced looking up words in a dictionary and also sang an original song from the program. Additionally, each third-grade student was given their very own dictionary to continue their study of words. 

Students Team Up to Reach New Heights

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First- and fourth-grade students at East Quogue Elementary School recently teamed up to complete a challenging STEM activity utilizing design and engineering concepts. Together the student groups were tasked with the challenge of building the tallest tree using only cups and tape. The students’ application of problem-solving techniques and teamwork led to the successful completion of the activity. 
 

Second-Graders Choose Happiness

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Second-grade students in Mrs. Palumbo’s class recently read the book “Ishi: Simple Tips from a Solid Friend,” by Akiko Yabuki. The book shares the story of a little rock that chooses happiness in life. The students then picked their very own rocks and personalized them with a face, name and birthday. Through the activity students learned about the importance of choosing happiness, sharing happiness and enjoying their happiness.



Second-Grade Students Excel With Math and Science

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Recently, students throughout the East Quogue Elementary School have participated in several exciting lessons and activities that support curriculum concepts in an engaging way.

Second-grade students in Marrisa Thompson’s class worked alongside fifth-graders to complete the Marshmallow Tower Challenge. Working together, the student groups attempted to design and construct the tallest tower. In another activity, student teacher Allison Iovino helped strengthen second-graders’ math skills in Susan Masera’s class playing the “I have, who has” game using listening skills and quick knowledge of addition facts to 20. 

Additionally, Masera’s students used their knowledge of properties of matter to create edible turkeys with their STEAM buddies. 

First-Graders Learn Circus Skills

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With help from the talented performers at National Circus Project, first-grade students at East Quogue Elementary School recently learned to perform several circus acts, including plate spinning and scarf juggling. 
 

Advancing Foreign Language Skills

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Students throughout East Quogue Elementary School have been busy strengthening their foreign language skills with the help of Spanish teacher Angelica Capolino. Using Play-Doh, students mirrored expressions that correlated with a feeling, such as happy, sad and mad. Students also created poems in Spanish documenting the flights of paper airplanes they constructed. 

Fourth-Graders Give Back for Thanksgiving

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Before Thanksgiving, fourth-grade students at East Quogue Elementary School baked several loaves of pumpkin bread to be donated to Maureen’s Haven, a homeless shelter in Riverhead. In addition, students crafted woven placemats that were used at the Maureen’s Haven Thanksgiving feast.
 

Students Excel Through Fall-Themed Activities

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During the recent weeks, East Quogue Elementary School students have enjoyed fall-themed fun during several activities in the building library. 

In celebratory fashion, Media Specialist Mandy Abbatiello and Riley Parkes dressed as Waldo from “Where’s Waldo?” on Halloween. In addition, students crafted paper puppets after reading “Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade” in the library.

Students Enjoy Glow Run Fun, Collect Candy for Troops

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This fall has brought a number of exciting events and activities to East Quogue Elementary School. Recently, Coach Danielle Davin and Coach Matt Maloney hosted the annual Glow Run where children and their families enjoyed dancing and other activities. Included in the Glow Run this year was the Candy Challenge, which collected candy for troops over sees.  

The office of Bach & Grazina East End Orthodontics purchased back the candy for $1 per pound to be sent to the troops. As an added incentive to collect more candy, by filling one collection can the coaches agreed to dye their hair blue for the day, when the second bucket was filled Assistant Principal Kelly Freeborn agreed to wear her hair crazy for a day and once the third bucket was filled the entire school earned a crazy hair day.

In addition, this month marks the beginning of intermural sports for students in third through sixth grade. For the first game, students played zip ball and are excited to playing a variety of games throughout the year. 
 

Garden Update

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The Earth Rangers in action harvesting new crops in our School Garden. Another new and exciting initiative at the East Quogue Elementary School.

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