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Kreamer Elementary Students Host Postcard Exchange

Kreamer Elementary Students Host Postcard Exchange photo
By the end of the school year, second-grade students in Jolene McCarthy’s class at Kreamer Street Elementary will have learned important facts about each of the nation’s states as well as their geographical location. The students have been participating in a postcard exchange with a consortium of classes throughout the country. 

Each week, the students find out who their “mystery state” will be. Before looking at a new postcard, Ms. McCarthy shows the students an outline of the state where the postcard is from. The students have to figure out the state by comparing its shape to all of the states on a map of the United States. After the state has been revealed, the students study the interesting facts on the postcard, including the state bird, flower, nickname, flag and more. 

In addition, the class collectively wrote a blurb of fun facts about New York State and the Bellport community to send to students participating in the postcard exchange in the remaining 49 states.  

Kreamer Street is ‘Wild About Reading’

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Kreamer Street Elementary School students went on a Wild About Reading safari adventure as a celebration of the school’s annual Parents as Reading Partners event, held on March 4-19. 

Sponsored by the PTA, PARP encourages students to read an additional 15 minutes per day with a partner of choice, making this important life skill not only a school to home connection, but fun and informative as well. Kreamer Street students already log their daily reading as homework, but PARP is designed to make reading even more enticing and fun.

During the week there were safari-themed dress up days, entertaining school assemblies, a Scholastic Book Fair, a safari-themed Family Fun Night and guest readers. Each class also designed a colorful bulletin board to reflect this year’s theme. To celebrate all of the students’ hard work, Principal Sean Clark dressed up as a safari guide riding a giraffe to the delight of all the students.

South Country Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss

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Throughout the District, elementary-level students enrolled at Brookhaven, Kreamer Street and Verne W. Critz elementary schools, as well as Frank P. Long Intermediate School, celebrated Dr. Seuss’ March 2 birthday with literacy activities to strengthen their reading and writing skills.

In addition to extensive literacy lessons, Verne W. Critz students participated in a weeklong list of fun activities to recognize their love of reading and writing. On “The Cat in the Hat” Day, students wore crazy hats and headbands to demonstrate their love of reading. Students also brought to school a favorite stuffed animal or animal figure to participate in “Put Me in the Zoo” Day, dressed in mismatched clothes or a wacky hairdo on “Wacky Wednesday,” and wore green clothing on “Green Eggs and Ham” Day. The week culminated with Drop Everything and Read Day in which students and faculty spent the final half hour of the school week reading their favorite books or a group story. 

Sunday, April 21, 2019
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