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Week of May 11th- May 15th

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

Tad Jacks

With our announcement of Craig being closed for the remainder of the school year, please know that we are making plans for the various end of year celebrations to take place virtually. Stay tuned for on going information. As always, thank you to our entire community for the support and amazing resilience you have all shown.

 

WITH LOVE FROM PACS

Teacher Appreciation Week Video  

If a picture says a thousand words, let this speak volumes about 

how much you are appreciated!

Teacher Appreciation Week

With tremendous THANKS,

The Parent Association of The Craig School

SHARING OUR CLASSROOMS and PROJECTS

From Brielle Miller

Venn Diagrams

These proud faces are displaying their Venn Diagrams! In LA, the 3rd grade boys are learning about Comparing & Contrasting people, places, and things in addition to the different ways of   organizing our ideas. We began by using a Project Read Written Expression Planning Sheet. Then, children had the option to create a Venn Diagram or a 3 column chart! (It’s important to expose children to multiple ways of brainstorming and planning!) Next up, Mindomo Maps!

 

 

 

SHARING OUR CLASSROOMS and PROJECTS

From Lynn Imperatore

We have all been working hard on reading. Here is a sampling of a few.  Remote Learning can also be fun when we play Quizizz.

Andy Hallowell -  third grader -reading to his grandparents on FaceTime.

Harry Charytan- fourth grade reading the Waiting Game Book.

Fifth and Sixth grade class reading Wild River and also playing Quizizz.  

ART

From Celeste Caparulo

Google Slide Art Portfolios

During our time of online learning, students have been zooming with me, Mrs. Cap, and drawing, creating various types of sculpture and paper collage.  Students were asked to photo their art works, send me a copy and put it in their google classroom.

But now, with the help of Mrs. Guthrie, students have their very own Google Slide Art Portfolio!

All their art works can be inserted into individual slides, along with the title of the art piece.  As a matter of fact, students, on their own, have been creating all sorts of art, and these pieces can be also added.  It is a great place to keep everything!

Projects

Follow My Lead Drawing

2nd, 3rd and 4th graders drew colorful parrots by ‘following my lead.’  I used my document camera, connected to my computer, so students could watch me draw a parrot, step by step.  We talked about the parrots’ beak and how the shape of the birds’ beak was shaped, for the type of food, the bird ate.  We discussed the beautiful wings and how they fan out when the parrot flies.  Students decided on the colors used, for their birds.   Below, are a few examples!  Mrs. Cap

 

Cubism; Drawing Picasso’s Dog

Grades 5-8 draw a dog in the style of Pablo Picasso using the concepts of Cubism.

We discussed cubism, the form of drawing and painting that shows all sides of a subject, on a flat surface.  Looking at Picasso’s Lady in a Blue Hat, we saw how he painted her nose going in one direction, her mouth skewed and her eyes, and ears, placed in totally different directions! 

Step by step, students drew an eye on their paper, then turned the paper 90 degrees and drew a snout, and, turned the paper 90 degrees each time, after drawing paws, ears, another eye, a tongue and a tail. 

Students outlined their drawings and colored their Picasso Dogs with colored pencils or markers.

 

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT

CRAIG STANDS STRONG
At Craig, our strategy-based practices have taught us all
the lifelong lessons that we can always
rise to any challenge and we will succeed.
Click the link below to help support our new fundraiser to honor The Craig School.

#craigstandsstrong

Katie Burke
Director of Development

ADMISSIONS - SUMMER ACADEMY PROGRAM

SUMMER SIGNUP IS STILL OPEN!

Our summer academy focuses on language-based learning difficulties and we cater to the educational needs of our students.  From teaching decoding skills and reinforcing skills learned during the school year to preparing kids for high school.

SUMMER ACADEMY INFO AND SIGN UPS

 Email Nicole Moon at nmoon@craigschool.org with any summer academy questions!

PARENT EMERGENCY OUTREACH

 

Our Phone Notification System: There will be a 973-334-4375 number that appears on your phone. It is voice-activated so you need to say HELLO once and allow the system to activate. If you are unable to take the call, it will leave a message.  If you did not receive a message during the last delay or closure, please contact me.

News12: We post any change in our status on News12 on Optimum Cablevision.

Deb Gallo

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Giving at Craig

For more information on ways of giving to Craig, please contact Katie Burke, Director of Development, at 973-334-1295 or make a donation online by clicking here.

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