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Flag Day at Gribbin

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Students at Gribbin School gathered at the flag pole for a Flag Day ceremony on June 14. Principal Francine Santoro spoke about the flag, before Cub Scouts raised it for all to see. The group then recited the Pledge of Allegiance, sang “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and listened closely as a kindergartener read a poem about the flag.

No Ordinary Moth at Gribbin

No Ordinary Moth at Gribbin photo
On May 23, a moth hatched from a cocoon that had been found and kept in Miss Irene Kamola’s classroom since the fall. However, this was no ordinary moth, what hatched was a moth named antheraea polyphemus, named after Polyphemus, the giant cyclops from Greek mythology who had a single large, round eye in the middle of his forehead. The antheraea polyphemus moth is a member of the family of giant silk moths. It can be found from Canada to Mexico, and for this past week it spent its days here in Glen Cove in one of the Gribbin classrooms. The children were very excited to make this discovery! 

Gribbin Students’ Research Showcased at Animal Museum

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Second-grade students in Gribbin School recently organized an Animal Museum. Displayed in the exhibit were dioramas, murals and nonfiction books students wrote on specific animals from habitats they researched in class.
 
Each class studied a different habitat. Students then researched an animal from that specific habitat and wrote a book based on their research findings. Each class rotated to a different teacher over five days to learn about all of the different habitats: arctic, ocean, rainforest, savannah and woodland forests. Students researched their animals’ classification, appearance, diet, habitat, movement, sounds and babies. Along the way, they also found fun facts about their animals. On the day of the museum the students came in wearing clothing related to the habitat studied in their classroom. Parents and members of the school community were invited to attend.