skip to main content

High School Junior Achievement Volunteers Visit Deasy

High School Junior Achievement Volunteers Visit Deasy photo

Glen Cove High School students Maria Aguilar, Gabriela Derosa, Veronica Maldonado, Elena Negron, Natalie Torres and Natalie Velasquez recently taught Junior Achievement lessons to Deasy students.

The high school students were trained by Junior Achievement of New York staff to teach elementary students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and college/career readiness. All JA of New York programs directly correlate to New York State Learning Standards in social studies, mathematics and English. They are fun, interactive and offer hands-on experiential learning. 

First-graders participated in JA Our Families, which explains how family members’ jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Meanwhile, second-graders took part in JA Our Community, which uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. 

Deasy Principal Melanie Arfman thanked the high school students for volunteering their time to assist the school’s youngsters and to Jason Smiloff, the district’s work based learning coordinator, for planning and organizing this initiative.

Deasy Students Research Marine Biology

Deasy Students Research Marine Biology photo

Deasy School first-graders shared their recent research on marine animals, which was highlighted in e-books and projects, with family members on May 16.

The students have been learning about marine animals in STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) class under the guidance of STREAM teacher Giselle Taylor. During class, they paired up and selected a marine animal to research, locating information about the animal’s habitat, their food supply, photos and other interesting facts. Using what they learned, the first-graders used Adobe Spark to create an e-book. They also created their respective animals out of recycled materials on Global Design Day. 

The youngsters were excited to share their e-books and projects with their families. They also enjoyed some light refreshments. Each of the first-grade teachers commended the students on their outstanding work. 

A Lesson on Levers at Deasy School

Deasy School Pic
Deasy School Pic
Deasy School Pic
Deasy School Pic
Deasy School Pic
Deasy School kindergartners participated in a mini-lesson about levers during STREAM (science, technology, research, engineering, arts and mathematics) class. The students completed two learning centers as part of the lesson. At the first center, they listened to a Capstone e-book about levers on the iPad and completed an activity book. At the second, they worked together to create a seesaw using the Lego Education Simple Machines kit. The lesson involved the 21st-century skills of critical thinking, communication and collaboration.