Sag Harbor Elementary School News: Week of April 17


All students in the fifth grade are preparing for “We’re Living History,” this year’s theme for their annual Wax Museum. Each student selected a prominent person in history or current events to portray, researched the subject, wrote a report on his or her life and accomplishments, painted a backdrop depicting that person’s life and times, and will dress in costume for a presentation.

The Wax Museum is a culminating activity for the fifth-graders as they get ready to head over to the middle school next year. This interdisciplinary activity draws on all the subjects they studied and skills they’ve developed in the elementary school.

“We’re Living History” will take place on Friday, April 18, with three separate presentations: 9:30 to 10:10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.; and 1:40 to 2:20 p.m. Family, friends and members of the community are invited to attend.

As part of the ongoing study of Sag Harbor, school nurse Margaret Pulkingham and physical education teacher Sean Crowley talked about sailing and the role it has played in Sag Harbor’s past and how it is part of life in Sag Harbor today. They made a PowerPoint presentation depicting futuristic sailboats.

When speech teachers Anita Grille and Julia Esposito introduced National Poetry Week at Morning Program last Monday, and launched a school-wide activity called “Poem in My Pocket,” they had no idea how successful the project would be. Children were asked to carry a poem in their pockets during the week and were told that they might be tapped on the shoulder and asked to produce their poem or to read it at Morning Program.

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