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599 Brookhaven Ave
Bellport, NY 11713
Phone: (631) 730-1725
Fax: (631) 286-0276

Grades 4 - 5
Hours:  8:20 am - 2:40 pm
Dismissal Begins at 2:30 pm
Mrs. Stefanie Rucinski

Assistant Principal:

Mrs. Alicia Ulberg

In The News

Read Something, Write Something

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The Frank P. Long Intermediate School fifth-grade Journal Squad, under the direction of teacher Mary Pettit, touted the merits of journaling about the books they are reading during a visit to William Pettit’s third-grade class at Verne W. Critz Elementary School. 

Ms. Pettit said that she modeled her passion about journaling to her students earlier in the year and the idea was enthusiastically adopted. “I have seen major benefits in my classroom across all subject areas,” Ms. Pettit said. “The students are passionate about the journaling process, so we decided to go on tour and teach others.”

Fifth-graders Tess Adepoju, Makai Alu, Garren Hernandez, Malaya Robinson and Leah Velazquez explained that journaling can be accomplished through sketching, writing or recording ideas about characters, themes and reactions. They also explained that journaling helps to better understand a book, keeps thoughts and information about the book clearly organized and assists in grasping the main ideas. 

The fifth-graders also gave each of the third-graders a gift of their own journal. Teacher William Pettit said he is excited that the students have their new journals and that they will begin to record their ideas about the books they read. 

Field Trips Through Use of Virtual Reality

Field Trips Through Use of Virtual Reality
Eastern Suffolk BOCES technology integration specialist Nikki Fink visited  fourth-and fifth-grade students at Frank P. Long Intermediate School, taking them on virtual reality field trips through the use of Google Expedition Virtual Reality. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Marlon Small explained that the district is exploring the possibility of integrating Google Expedition technology into classrooms in the near future.

 The technology, which looks like the old-fashioned View Master, is equipped with applications which transport students into various three-dimensional worlds. Use of this technology is paralleled with specific curriculum, such as the study of outer space, animal adaptations and the human respiratory system.

“The students are more engaged when they use virtual reality, helping them to recall more information,” Ms. Fink said. “The information is more tangible to the student.”

Fourth-grade students visited outer space, where they identified all of the planets and various asteroids. The 360-degree view allowed the students to study identifying factors of each planet and some of their moons, as well as to gain perspective of the planets’ positions to the Sun and Earth. In Camilla Ciervo’s fifth-grade classroom, students gained perspective of the respiratory system using the technology to identify features of the mouth, nose and lungs. The technology even revealed what smoker’s lung looked like.

South Country Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss

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Throughout the District, elementary-level students enrolled at Brookhaven, Kreamer Street and Verne W. Critz elementary schools, as well as Frank P. Long Intermediate School, celebrated Dr. Seuss’ March 2 birthday with literacy activities to strengthen their reading and writing skills.

In addition to extensive literacy lessons, Verne W. Critz students participated in a weeklong list of fun activities to recognize their love of reading and writing. On “The Cat in the Hat” Day, students wore crazy hats and headbands to demonstrate their love of reading. Students also brought to school a favorite stuffed animal or animal figure to participate in “Put Me in the Zoo” Day, dressed in mismatched clothes or a wacky hairdo on “Wacky Wednesday,” and wore green clothing on “Green Eggs and Ham” Day. The week culminated with Drop Everything and Read Day in which students and faculty spent the final half hour of the school week reading their favorite books or a group story. 

Friday, April 19, 2019
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