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New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District

Caring Ambassadors

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The Caring Majority Ambassadors of Manor Oaks School and Hillside Grade School are completing a video project to share messages of positivity and support to the students of both schools. The Ambassadors will be letting all of the students know how much they are missed, ways that they can still be UPSTANDERS from home, and ways to stay positive and healthy during this time. The Ambassadors are so excited to have this opportunity to reach out to all of the students, and are looking forward to sharing more messages of caring and support in the upcoming weeks.

Learning With Chromebooks at Manor Oaks

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Fourth graders in Janine Bonura’s class at Manor Oaks School recently utilized Chromebooks to assist in their reading/writing unit.

Over the course of three sessions, the students headed to the school’s library to prepare for their research paper on a specific animal. New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District Library Media Specialist Sharon Layburn assisted the class in finding research and nonfiction books in the library, working on a simple bibliography on paper, and researching their animal topics on the Chromebooks.

Layburn provided preselected websites, like World Book Online and National Geographic Kids, to assist them in their research.

This project helped the students learn notetaking and research skills, as well as demonstrated a co-teaching model.