2015 Walsh Mandela

“Celebrating Leaders of Peace”

Fifth grade artists under Ms. Lewis’ art direction created a school art exhibit titled “Leaders of Peace.” Students practiced consistent and detailed illustrative coloring skills in a collaborative graphic portrait that represent leaders for freedom and civil responsibility. Artists experienced how half-tone dots are a reprographic technique that simulates continues tone imagery through the use …

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DECA Teaches Students About Financial Literacy

Two DECA members from Smithtown High School West came to Mrs. Frankel’s 5th grade class to teach her students about financial literacy. The theme of their presentation was “It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, learning how to save and manage your money is vitally important and by starting good financial practices in …


“SEL Pays It Forward”

During this holiday season, when many have so much and others have so little ,Smithtown Elementary Fifth Graders decided to “pay it forward.” Instead of creating a craft during their Holiday Celebration, they created a project to help others in the community. During the past month, we have collected new socks and gloves. Today we …


Journeys Into American Territories

Fourth graders at Smithtown Elementary were involved in an American Indian program on Wednesday, December 17th, sponsored by our PTA. Students learned about the tribes native to our area and their traditions through a video presentation to start our day. Students enjoyed hearing stories about the Great Peacemaker, and how different symbols were used to …


The Lighthouse Project

Mrs. Meadows 3rd grade class recently finished reading a wonderful fiction book titled, The Storm by Cynthia Rylant. This text was used to revisit and strengthen reading strategies while providing opportunities to compare and analyze nonfiction paired texts on the topic of lighthouses. As a follow-up project students used text-based information to design and build …


Fifth Grade Bone and Muscle Throw Down!!

The fifth grade students at Smithtown Elementary School recently completed a unit on the Skeletal/Muscular System as part of their Science exploration. While reviewing the unit for a culminating test,each child created a board game to help classmates review concepts and become experts on bones and muscles. Creativity and fun were abound as they played …

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