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  • Electron Microscope At Washington Irving

    Fifth-graders at Washington Irving observed the world in a whole new way when Sleepy Hollow High School students showed them how to use an Electron Microscope. Hitachi loaned the device to the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and after Jason Choi’s AP Chemistry students became familiar with it, they shared their knowledge with the younger students.

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  • Heritage Day

    Each year the third-graders at Washington Irving celebrate their different cultures during Heritage Day. Families provided dishes from their homelands for everyone to enjoy in their classrooms and students displayed replicas of famous sites from different countries. Before the feast on June 7, students and families watched a performance by the third-grade classes. The theme this year was Fables. Students worked with Director Peter Royston – brainstorming different ideas and then wrote short plays with their own dialogue and scenes. They based the stories on ancient Fables like those written by Aesop, or more modern fables by writers like Arnold Lobel.

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  • Fifth grade artists are busy finishing up the 2019 Legacy Project!

    The subject of the project is Endangered and Threatened Animals of New York State. This year’s project combines two basic concepts and techniques: milagro and repousse. Milagro means “miracle” in Spanish and is a special object that is carried for personal protection or good luck. Milagros can represent specific objects, persons or animals. They might represent a concept that is symbolized in a specific miracle. We represented 60 endangered and threatened animals in metal to represent our concern and hopes for the survival of the endangered animals and that they don’t face extinction.

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  • IBM Visits Washington Irving

    Fifth-grade students gathered around tables at Washington Irving on May 30 and learned how they can take an active role in science and technology. They worked with Wendy Chong, a Data Scientist from IBM research and used voice commands to change the color of IBM’s TJBot’s LED light by utilizing artificial intelligence and the cloud. The students used a small computer called Raspberry Pi, keyboard, mouse and other accessories.

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