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  • Washington Irving Incoming 3rd Grade Parent Orientation.

    Incoming 3rd Grade Parent Orientation

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  • Washington Irving’s Fifth Grade Band Rehearses With A Special Visitor

    Members of the Washington Irving fifth grade band had the opportunity to experience new techniques and learn from a different conductor at a recent rehearsal. Aaron Burgess, an Adjunct Professor of Conducting and Music Education at Ithaca College, joined the group as a guest conductor. WI music teacher and band leader Abigail Ferri invited Mr. Burgess to work with her students so that they could get a fresh perspective on their concert music in preparation for their May 25th concert. 

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  • Who Was…? A Third Grade Biography Unit Mrs. Christine Calvert and Mrs. Robin Suarez

    The third grade ICT class recently wrapped up their Biography Unit.  Students began the unit with a shared reading of the chapter book, Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? By Megan Stine. Together as a class, they jotted and shared notes of the major life events in her life.  Students were quickly taken with her humble beginnings as a young Hispanic girl growing up nearby in the Bronx, learning to manage her diabetes at a young age and soon showing her hard-work and determination as she continued her studies while continuing to move up within the law field.  Her message of not being afraid to ask for help and knowing that by working together, we succeed, resonated deeply with all the students as we are working together to come back from our interrupted education.

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  • We Don't Worry 'Bout Testing

    Students in Ms. Woods' third grade class worked to write a song parody of "We Don't Talk About Bruno" entitled "We Don't Worry 'Bout Testing." The kids learned about syllables, rhyme, and rhythm. It was a fun activity to relieve anxiety and stress that sometimes accompanies state testing

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