Second graders collected $140 to purchase 22 board books for the baby room at St. Mary’s Hospital in Bayside, NY. The books purchased were based on our second graders' book recommendations. All of the purchased books for the "Books for Babies" fundraiser were delivered this Thursday, April 4th.
To celebrate our 3D printing project, grade 3 students communicated via FaceTime with Atria residents. Students created 3D planters and donated them to the Atria, each with a tiny cactus. During the FaceTime, students shared a little about the process and answered questions.
To celebrate Veterans Day, second graders made thank you cards for American troops serving overseas. Each card features a red, white, and blue illustration, as well as a handwritten message. The cards were donated to a nation-wide program entitled, 100,000 Thank Yous, to be included in care packages for military members deployed around the world.
E.M. Baker School welcomed Ride for Life founder Chris Pendergast to speak with students about overcoming obstacles and dreaming big. Baker School is a proud supporter of the Ride for Life, which raises awareness for ALS. Each spring, fourth and fifth-grade students cheer on Mr. Pendergast and his fellow ALS patients when they visit Baker School on their Ride for Life journey from Montauk to Manhattan.
Spring Staff "TechFast" Breakfast
Kindergarten through Fifth Grade had a BLAST at the Music-Technology assembly!
Students beginning the day at the Morning Meditation Center in Ms. Feinstein's class! Students are using a breathing ball, colorful LED tea lights, and reading peaceful books.
These meditation cushions donated by the PTO are perfect for Mrs. Venegas' mindful time each and every day!
Spirit Week Photos
STEAM Museum Highlights
All students at Baker visited the mobile STEAM museum. Students were encouraged to explore the museum at their own pace and visit stations that appealed to their individual interests.
Librarians Visit to Promote Summer Reading Club
Librarians, Ms. Judy Axler, Ms. Kat Baumgartner and Ms. Jennifer Marroquin, from the Great Neck Public Library join our own Ms. Dooley to promote the summer reading club! This year the theme is a Universe of Stories. Grades K - 4 were entertained with an adaptation of the Anansi stories and also received information about the summer reading club!
Flag Day Celebration
Fifth graders worked together in teams to create their own arcade games made out of household materials. Arcade engineers utilized many recyclable materials, such as water bottles and cardboard boxes. The building process required teamwork, collaboration, and innovation among fifth grade teams, which resulted in lots of smiles from Caine's Arcade visitors! Many Caine's Arcade games included creative and interactive elements featuring students as part of the functioning of the game. Dr. Grimaldi visited Caine's Arcade and played "Jackpot," among many of the other fifth grade games. Fifth graders cheered on students from various grades as they visited Caine's Arcade with their classes.
Baker Pride Field Day 2019
Room 203 celebrates teamwork and sportsmanship after a fun field day!