The Parent Teacher Association will be having a Family Movie Night on Friday, March 3, 2017. A trip to the movies is a fun night out, that's why the PTA would like to offer a family bonding experience. A great way to support our school and have some good old fashioned fun. What can be more fun then quality time as a family while bringing tremendous goodwill to our school community.
PS173 welcomes our new reading program lightbox. Lightbox is a online interactive literacy program. It offers our PK - 5th grade students a wide range of eBooks. The program is a fully interactive multimedia educational tool teaching students through incorporating audio, video, interactive activities, and much more developed curriculum.
How to Sign In to Lightbox
The 100th day of school is a fun and great way for our teachers to celebrate mathematical concepts that can be taught using the number 100. From the first day of school, classes begin keeping track of the number of days they've been in school in preparation for the 100th day. This is when the math lesson starts, as the days are often marked using number charts, bundle of tens, place values and fraction charts. There are many activities and lessons devoted to the 100th day at PS173. Students created projects to represent 100 using foods, puzzles and a variety of materials, brought in collections of 100 items, did ten sets of different exercises, explored differences in sizes, weight and length of different groups of a 100, wrote list of 100 books the class has read, what they would do with 100 dollars and what they think they will look and feel like at 100 years (Some students even dressed up like their 100 year old self.) Our 100th day of school was filled with excitement and joy.
Valentine's Day is a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for people we love. At PS173 some teachers encouraged students to make and decorate individual gifts. Others had a single box in which children can deposit valentines for other people. Time was also spent making valentines for family members. This holiday was used as a way to teach students about respecting each other and using positive comments.
Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Kids
What is a reading cave? A special space for students to come in and secrete themselves in one cozy space and read. It's a fun way to encourage reading. Mr. Kryoneris and Mr. Alvarez encouraged students to read by handing out "GLODEN TICKETS" inviting them to the reading cave. Students received "GLODEN TICKETS" by reading in the auditorium, filling up reading logs and displaying good reading habits. Students love to be in the cave-like place, making a special space for themselves and for their friends carving out a place to enter the world of a book. Join us at the PS173 Reading Cave.
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