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Fifth Grade’s Artwork Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Mrs. Hazen and Ms. Orlando's fifth grade class recently completed a lesson on Martin Luther King, Jr. in observance of the leader’s birthday. The lesson taught the students about Dr. King’s life and work. Each student then created friendship hands with words of peace on them. Later, the students partnered to make a creation using play-doh that they felt represented MLK and wrote a brief explanation about their creation.

Students Break Physical Fitness Records

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Twice a year since 1994, the students at Landing School have had their physical fitness levels tested. This year, two physical fitness records were broken. Third grader Marco McMillan broke the P.A.C.E.R. record with 71 laps; breaking the previous record of 66 (2017-2018) held simultaneously, by Bryan Guerra and Cameron Alan. In his first FitnessGram test Marco completed 51 push-ups, 50 curl-ups, and 34 inches flexibility exceeding the standard scores for his age group. Fifth grader Gwyneth Perez, broke the girls flexibility record of 50 centimeters held since 2009 by Victoria Tripp. Gwyneth scored an amazing 51 centimeters and her score had to be added to the flexibility tester to accommodate her record, as the machine only goes to 50 cm.

Kudos to the previous record holders for setting such high standards and congratulations to the new record holders Marco and Gwyneth!

A Great Gingerbread House Project at Landing

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After studying holidays around the world, the third grade classes from Landing School made gingerbread houses as their culminating project. The students visualized what their gingerbread house would look like then put their plan into action. Using a variety of edible elements including gumdrops, marshmallows and candy canes the gingerbread houses were created with great care and the students will enjoy them over their holiday break.

Students Express Gratitude

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Fifth graders in Ms. Laura-Ann Hazen and Ms. Michelle Orlando’s class at Landing Elementary School recently wrote letters to the U.S. Military and collected leftover Halloween candy to donate to Operation Gratitude. 

Operation Gratitude seeks to lift spirits and meet the evolving needs of Active Duty and Veteran communities through care packages, letters of gratitude and other special services, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of the U.S. Military.

The class is on a mission to complete at least one act of kindness a month for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Math Challenge at Landing

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Ms. Alexandra Romano and Mrs. Tamara Sequino’s third, fourth and fifth grade classes joined together to challenge each other’s math skills in a fun and engaging way. Using the math quiz website, Quizizz, students eagerly displayed their math fluency skills as they competed against their classmates.