Neil Armstrong, Cleopatra VII and Albert Einstein were some of the A-List individuals to attend Mandalay Elementary School’s annual White House Tea. Hosted by the fifth-grade classes, the proverbial tea was an opportunity for the Wantagh students to share their newly acquired knowledge of famous and important historical individuals, who made a difference in the world.
Students joined their parents and friends for a night of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics during the Mandalay Elementary School’s STEAM Night on April 24. During the evening, the grade K-5 students explored their skills at 15 various interactive and collaborative activities, including coding, the making of stomp rockets and windmills and working with NASA to save a lost spacecraft.
Mandalay kindergarten and first-grade students painted rocks to resemble unique and colorful fish after reading Linda Kranz’s “Only One You” about a fish who appears to look different. PTA parent Kim Sandoval noted that the custodial staff will display the rocks in front of the school for the community to see.
Third-grade students in Arlene Berman’s and Ann Marie Sallustro’s classes at Mandalay are learning to adopt a growth mindset. This will assist them in positively changing and adapting their attitudes toward frustrations, school work, feelings and other personal challenges that may crop up during the school year.