Fairley first-graders showcase learning

Fairley Elementary School first-graders starred in a learning showcase at school. Sophrona MacDonald, left, Rachel Dix, middle, and Natalie Papa performed a readers theater, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the 13 stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.
Fairley Elementary School first-graders starred in a learning showcase at school. Sophrona MacDonald, left, Rachel Dix, middle, and Natalie Papa performed a readers theater, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the 13 stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School was the place to be in late May as first-grade teaching team Tammy Griffin, MaryJo Griffiths, Telia Tamayo, Lynn Bullard, Jennifer Bartlett and Rhonda Koskowski hosted a learning showcase starring all the hard-working first-graders.

The showcase gave students an opportunity to share with parents and family members all of the things they have learned through the listening and learning domains of the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.

Students starred in two patriotic themed readers theater performances, bringing to life our country’s founding fathers and reliving Betsy Ross’ journey to create the American flag.

The students shared the top 10 facts  they learned about planet earth and sang songs about America, body systems and rules for living.

Instructional coaches Cayla Defren, English language arts, and Stephanie Griffin, mathematics, were also on hand for the showcase, talking to parents about the students’ progression through the first grade curriculum and the transition to second grade.

The pair gave parents a glimpse of what to expect during second grade and some tips to help their child prepare for the next level of learning at Fairley Elementary.

First-grade teachers wrapped up the showcase with one of their favorite cheers about the Fairley first grade students, “Two, four, six, eight… first graders are really great!”

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