Family Math Night!
Under the direction of Mrs. Nancy Hafers, 6th grade students ran a family math night at Roosevelt School on March 15th. Students and parents rotated through various stations playing games such as Jeopardy, Logic/Grid puzzles, Kahoot, and KenKen Puzzles. Twenty three families joined the hour long event and laughter and lively discussion could be heard throughout the hallways!
Jenkinson's Visits Roosevelt & Cherry Hill
Kindergarten and first grade students at Cherry Hill and Roosevelt Elementary enjoyed hanging out for an afternoon with a penguin from Jenkinson's Aquarium. After a unit study on penguins and their habitats, it was a super cool treat to see a penguin in person! Here are a few cool facts that our kindergartners learned from the experts from Jenkinson's: A group of penguins in the water is called a raft, but on land they're called a waddle! Penguins huddle together for many different reasons, not just to stay warm. Penguins live in many locations and habitats, but can only be found in the southern hemisphere. Many male penguins gift female penguins with rocks in order to woo them!
Special Area Spotlight - Library
Mrs. DelPriore and Mrs. Fox are reading rock stars in the media center at each building. Students have been engaged in hands on projects in addition to checking out books to bring home for reading. Kindergarteners were learning about spring and solved a series of logic problems with BreakOutEdu and used Keva planks to build flowers. First graders combined their animal research projects with poetry month and made animal list poems from the animal fact pages in CHIRP magazine. Third graders extended their Founding Father's unit to include Anna Strong ,a member of the Culper Spy Ring, who sent coded messages to General Washington via her laundry line in Long Island. They made code wheels and sent messages to classmates. Acrostic, Haiku, Shape and Spine Book poetry were also created by students during National Poetry month and displayed in the media center.
International Day Fun
Students had the opportunity to get their passport stamped at various countries from around the world at International Day! Games, crafts, and tables with informational facts were set up around the gym for students to enjoy! Parent volunteers made this a successful enrichment opportunity for children grades kindergarten - sixth grade.
Dance, Music & Art
We have some very talented students in the areas of dance, music, and art! Cherry Hill and Roosevelt schools put on a fantastic spring concert for students and parents. The Orf ensemble is always a true delight to hear and the dance troupe lead by Mrs. Bohasian is truly amazing! Each school had an evening Art show that was a hit with parents and students. Students love to show off their amazing art pieces to parents and socialize with other River Edge families during this special evening event. Recently middle & high school band students came to play for our 6th graders to show them what band at River Dell is all about!
Second Grade Play
Under the directions of Mr. Brian Urban, the second graders at Roosevelt School performed an amazing show for the students and parents.
Battle of Bogert
May 20th was a very special day for the children and staff of Cherry Hill and Roosevelt School! The Battle of Bogert softball game brought both sides of town together to watch the Cherry Hill staff defeat the Roosevelt staff with a final score of 8-2. Roosevelt Principal, Mike Henzel, started off the game with a roar by scoring a homerun in the first at bat of the game. The Cherry Hill staff soon caught up and clinched the game with a six point lead. The softball game was so popular that a few retired Cherry Hill and Roosevelt staff members were in attendance to join in on the fun!
Field Trip Fun!
Kindergarten students visited the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center in Englewood, NJ in early June. Students learned about a forest habitat and walked along hiking trails that lead to a cascading stream, wetlands, pond and meadows.