Dr. King students are wearing clothes to help the students perform academically better. Students concentrate more on their studies rather than on deciding their wardrobe. Students wearing the standard code of dress tend to take the school environment more seriously. Children might be misjudged and ridiculed by others due to the kind of clothes they wear. Thus, uniforms reduce social conflict and violence in the schools.
The Spring Concert at Dr. King Elementary School proved to be an extravaganza! Mr. Brown, Music Teacher at “King” directed the students from pre-K to Grade 5 to show off their music accomplishments which can be viewed below. He also highlighted his award winning “Spirit Choir”. The entire school participated in two concerts on June 7.
Mr. Wizard, AKA Mr. Yeatts, a science teacher from West Genesee High School brought his science magic to the second graders of Mrs. Yeatts’ class at Dr. King School. The students watched demonstrations for the properties of sound, electricity and were able to have their science questions answered. In the videos below Mr. Yeatts showed how science concepts translate directly to the real world and how they impact on these student’s lives.
Mrs. Yeatts' second graders worked with science during her after school classes. A culminating project was a trip to Beaver Lake. The students brought clipboards and noted information about the bog as well as observations of plants and animals who make it their home. Students spent the afternoon exploring the forests and they especially liked getting a peak at the salamanders. The students worked with the high school scientists from SUNY ESF. Second graders all told everyone that they love SCIENCE! Thanks to 21st Century for funding the student’s trip to Beaver Lake. Mrs.
The Say Yes after school students challenged their teachers to a basketball game. The students played a great game but were unable to top the teachers this time. The teams put on a great show and the students enthusiastically cheered for both sides. There were some great shots and many blocks. This was a competition to remember for Dr. King!!
Can you find the perimeter? Look at me. I can measure this shape. Wow, how long is that line! These were sounds were all over the Dr. King playground last week. The 3rd grade students have been studying area and perimeter and why they are important in real life. Students spent an afternoon collaborating in small groups to identify the area, perimeter and names of 11 shapes. The groups were allowed to use yardsticks and measuring tape to collect and record data. Students further discussed how area and perimeter are attributes of plane shapes.
The Dr. King ElementarySpirit Choir earned a Superior rating and 1st place in their choir division at the Darien Lake Music Festival on May 18, 2012. 21 students participated and it was the choir’s first competition. Thanks to the support of the 21st Century for helping to send the Spirit Choir to the Festival. The Superior rating is the highest rating to attain at the festival. The students’ performance was based on musicality such as intonation, accuracy and technique and the choir’s average score was a 93.65 out of 100 points.
Say Yes celebrated a year of learning with a roller skating party. Students in 3rd through 5th grade were treated to a rolling skating party to reward them for doing their best in the program. There were raindrops on the outside but the students had great fun indoors. The party was the first time skating for many of the participants. There were plenty of laughs and it was lots of fun. Students who participate in a Say Yes afterschool program are exposed to a variety of subjects and enrichment activities.