Our WES faculty and staff wish
you and your family
a safe and happy holiday season!
Starlab Planetarium Visit
It was a dark and cloudless night…during the day! On December 11th, third graders were treated to a visit from the portable STARLAB planetarium. Using video images and simulations, students were able to see not only the night sky over Wantagh, but also get a glimpse of stars and planets far, far from Earth. Students made observations and thought like scientists as they explored the differences between stars and examined star patterns from around the world. We would like to thank our generous PTA for providing us with another fabulous and fun learning experience!
State Assemblyman McDonough Teaches 5th Graders about Government
On December 12th fifth graders welcomed Assemblyman Dave McDonough to our school. Students learned about the differences between state and local government and how local laws are created. Fifth graders were put to the test when Mr. McDonough asked them to identify various government leaders and their office terms. Did you know that Senators serve six year terms while Congressmen/Congresswomen only serve two year terms? We would like to thank Mr. McDonough and his staff members for treating us to visit and providing every student with a folder containing information about local government and state history.
A Special Visit from the Polar Express!
As the culminating activity for their interdisciplinary Language Arts and Social Studies unit on holiday celebrations, Kindergarten students spent a fun-filled day inspired by Chris Van Allsburg's famous book, The Polar Express.
WES Books of the Month!
Each month, our elementary librarians integrate the Books-of-the-Month into their curriculum to support interdisciplinary learning. This month we focus on Social Studies.
Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett (Grades K-2)
by Brian Floca (Grades 3-5)