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Student Art Work showcased on Artsonia

The art department has teamed up with Artsonia to showcase our students’ artwork on the internet.  Artsonia is the world’s largest online art museum with thousands of artwork in over 100 countries.  Artsonia enables parents, relatives and friends to view the child’s artwork online. Artsonia also offers parents high quality gift items imprinted with your child’s own artwork.  These products are excellent gifts for friends and family. Your order directly supports the arts program here at school. Hazel’s art program will receive 15% of the order revenue.

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Third and Fifth Grade to present at Spanish Cultural Dinner

West Orange High School Spanish Club will host their annual cultural dinner “Fiesta” on Friday, February 4th, 2011 in the school’s new cafeteria. Hazel Avenue School has been invited by the club’s advisor to participate. The purpose of the event is to raise money for scholarships for seniors from West Orange High School.

Third graders will present the poem El Jardinero, as part of our “Occupations” topic. Fifth graders will present the poem El Tren, which mentions various places and facts bout Spain, (the name of our current thematic unit).  All the students, as one group, will do a “ronda” (a sung children’s rhyme) called Arroz con Leche. We are all very excited! The event itself is very educational, entertaining and fun, and it is also a family event. — Dafne Perez, Spanish Reacher, Hazel Avenue School

To learn more about the event download the Spanish Night Flyer.

Read Across the Atlantic: Third Grade Class Videoconferences with a Class in the UK

Mrs. Seibert’s third grade class received a grant fromRutgers Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education to participate in a videoconferencing event with a class from the United Kingdom. The students virtually traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to “meet” with students from the town of Leigh, in England. Only ten classrooms throughout New Jersey were selected to participate and paired with a class across the Atlantic. The first “crossing” took place this past Friday, December 17, 2010.


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The video conference lasted over one hour and the children on both sides of the ocean had a fun time exchanging information about their respective lives. Discussion topics included subjects studied at school, popular books and toys, the schools’ facilities, lunchtime, school clothes, and Her Majesty, the Queen! They learned that after lunch Hazel students enjoy “recess,” while the students at Leigh Sacred Heart Primary enjoy “playtime.”  Pizza for lunch on Friday is a favorite for our students. In England, it is a nice dish of “bangers and mash” (sausage and potatoes)! We are maintaining an ongoing e-mail relationship with our partner school and will have another teleconference with them sometime in January.

“The most wonderful part of this first classroom exchange was seeing the students learn about the cultural differences between the two schools, yet still be able to recognize that their similarities were greater. Children have the ability to sense what really matters and that is friendship.” Phyllis Seibert, Teacher, grade 3

Stay tuned for a January update of the next video conference, where students will have an author and book share!

Third Grade Student Recognized by Author Tomie dePaola

Third Graders in Mrs. DiIanni’s class participated in an author study.  An author study enables students to learn more about an author’s body of work and life. Ms. DiIanni’s class read many of Tomie dePaola’s works. He has written and/or illustrated over 200 books and has received numerous literary awards. dePaola is also particularly accessible to his young readers through his blog.

We visited his website one day. Tomie has an artwork section, where he showcases student work. My class wrote a story about their favorite winter activity, in addition to an illustration of their writing piece. Amanda’s shows her making a snowman.  He wrote us a letter addressed to my entire class. He also sent each student a postcard. My classes have been writing Mr. dePaola for years. This has never happened to one of my students. What an accomplishment! — Danielle DiIanni, Third Grade Teacher

To learn more about Tomie dePaola visit his website. His website offers a complete bibliography of his work.