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High school students took four weeks in
December and January to research, brainstorm, write and illustrate
original children’s picture books as part of a creative writing
Throughout the assignment, students found themselves stretched by the process.
“Finding a concept and coming up with the general idea of the whole book was probably the hardest part to run with,” said senior Samantha Bachorik.
Classmate Samantha Mizener had a different hurdle to overcome. “I thought it was quite difficult to think of how you were going to illustrate and portray the characters in such a short book.” [read more]
As this holiday season is upon us with it
usual hustle and bustle, take some time out to use the cold weather
as an excuse to stay indoors and pick up a good book to read and
share with a friend or family member.
Research shows that a strong home to school partnership is vital to a child’s success at school. As we begin to settle into the school year please consider some of the ways below to get involved with and support your child’s school. Read full letter
Pieter B music teacher Debbie McAllister connects music with movement to help her second grade students better understand the beat and rhythm of music. Students used colored, shimmering ribbons to enhance their movements as they became the wind, while listening to "North Winds Blow."
“Kindergarten, pre-k, go play,” principal
Hakim Jones gave the go-ahead to an excited bunch of students at the
new Pieter B. Coeymans playground Nov. 24.
After two years of planning and nearly a month of construction, the playground is officially open for playtime. Pre-k and kindergarten students, parents, Parent-Teacher Organization officers and school administrators were all in attendance to cut the ribbon to make it official. [read more and watch video]
More than 80 students participated in a night designed to engage young minds with science. The Hands-on Science Night at Pieter B. Coeymans on Nov. 18 challenged students and their families to build a model bridge that could hold an eight-pound load.
“It was exciting and fun to see all of the different designs that each student or family created,” event organizer Tony Linter said. [read more]
Smoke the Dalmatian joined firefighters from
the Coeymans Fire Company on Oct. 23, to help teach Pieter B.
Coeymans Elementary School students a few lessons in fire safety.
Firefighters talked with students about fire prevention and fire safety practices, including “stop, drop and roll.” They demonstrated what a firefighter looks like in full turnout gear to help quell any anxiety students may have about the gear and mask and stressed the importance of having a fire escape plan at home. Read more