Reading to therapy dogs proved a hit once again with children on Aug. 21 as Gardner-Dickinson welcomed friends from the Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs International.
Teacher Lauren Curran organizes the event to help encourage students to read over the summer.
Thank you Mrs. Curran and our guests for putting together this wonderful event!
To help encourage students to read over the summer, children read to therapy dogs July 31 at Gardner-Dickinson School.
Teacher Lauren Curran organizes the event each summer with help from the Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs International.
The second event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thank you Mrs. Curran for putting together this wonderful event!
Students learned about tick and Lyme disease prevention on June 6 from Public Health Educators Olivia Morgan and Kelsey Sargood from the Rensselaer County Health & Human Services who visited for a schoolwide assembly.
Thank you for speaking to our students!
Kindergartners picked lollipops on Apr. 16 that grew from magic jelly beans that Food Services Director Lori Audi helped students plant the prior week.
Thank you Ms. Audi for sharing this wonderful tradition with our students each year!
Kindergartners had a special guest reader Apr. 12, Rensselaer County Sheriff Patrick Russo.
Sheriff Russo explained to students that he was visiting because his “#1 employee”, a sergeant with the department, has a child in the class.
Sheriff Russo read one of his favorite books, “5 Pennies to Spend,” a story about a child who decides to buy items for friends he meets on the way to the store instead of buying something for himself.
Sheriff Russo also handed out deputy stars to students.
Thank you for visiting our students today!
Kindergartners celebrated Dr. Seuss Week with the author’s books and special themed days.
On Thursday, for example, students wore hats, listened to a reading of “The Cat in the Hat” and participated in Dr. Seuss-themed activities.
As teachers read books they engaged students by asking them which words rhymed and encouraged children to think about the characters in the books and inquired what they would have done in the same situation.
Fifth grader Andrew Denio was Principal of the Day on Feb. 4 as a reward for the school’s Bee Program.
The program encourages students to be kind, safe, respectful and responsible.
Andrew visited classrooms and rewarded peers with good behavior by sharing cupcakes.