Sunday, October 20, 2019

2019-2020 NYS Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

2019-2020 NYS Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

The goal of the contest is to engage young people in thinking about cyber security through the creation of posters that will encourage their peers to use the Internet safely and securely.
school boys by lockersThe sponsors of the contest believe that young people know best how their friends and classmates are using the Internet and can craft the messages and the images that will resonate with their girl studying with laptoppeers and help them stay safe online.
The contest is designed to be fun and educational.  Enter the New York State contest to become eligible for the national contest! Winners will be awarded in New York in early 2020. Winners will be submitted to the national contest for category (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9 -12, and special education).

Format

  • Original hand drawn or electronically created submissions will be accepted.
  • Posters are to be created individually with a limit of one entry per student. 
  • Electronic submissions should not use clip art or premade images.
  • Text should be dark and large enough to read.
  • A variety of media may be used, such as watercolor, pen and ink, crayon and markers. Brighter colors reproduce better. Light pencil marks will not show up.

Layout

  • Landscape Format Only

Dimensions

  • Minimum - 8.5" (h) X 11" (w)
  • Maximum - 11" (h) X 14" (w)

Content

  • DO NOT send any artwork that contains trademarked images or brands such as clipart, Disney Characters, Dell, Google, Twitter, and Facebook. For additional information on copyright visit: http://www.copyrightkids.org/
  • Do not put any personal identifying information on the front of the poster.
  • Teachers, support staff, and parents may offer minimum technical support but cannot aid in the creative process. No professional (paid) assistance is allowed.
Deadline for submittals: December 9, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!


“Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card.” 
― Marc Brown-

Monday, September 2, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Lights On for Education - Literature Based STEAM Projects

Lights On for Education was held at Memorial Junior High School.  Forest Road School library displayed various literature based STEAM projects and invited everybody to participate.



                                                                   

 No hands required! - STEAM Cup Challenge

"I colored my very own castle!"

                                                         
     "We designed our own rocket ships!"

 "I built a bed for Goldilocks!"

 Fairytale STEM Problem Solving Kits - The Three Little Pigs, 
The Three Goats Gruff, and Goldilocks and Three Bears


 "We designed our own castles!"
"I designed my own robot!"


 6th grade volunteers were manning the booths: STEAM Cup Challenge, Book-Inspired Building Activities, and Fairytale Problem Solving STEM challenge. Way to go~



Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Spring is in the Air!


After listening to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle and Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, students in Miss Cappy's class and Mrs. Freisem's class made caterpillars, spiders, and beautiful flower bouquets during library class.

Lego Time for Kindergarten Students






Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kindergartners Read Aloud



Ms. Smithok's kindergarten students were reading aloud their favorite books such as "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish," "Chicka Chicka 1 2 3," and "The Green Eggs and Ham" to their classmates during library class.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Gr. 2 Students Learn about the Antarctica with Google Expeditions

Port Lockroy, a living museum and haven for Gentoo Penguins 


Penguins are a food source for leopard seals

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Peter Catalanotto Author Visit






Thanks to our PTA, children's author and illustrator, Peter Catalanotto visited Forest Road School 
on February 13 as part of our PARP program and spoke to our students about
 his creative process of writing and drawing from inspiration to final book.

Spring by Vivaldi (Part 1)

Spring by Vivaldi (Part 2)

Winter by Vivaldi

Autumn by Vivaldi