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Winter Vacation

Posted by: | December 23, 2014 | No Comment |

Wishing my students and their families a happy and healthy winter vacation!!!

See you all next year!!!

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Computer Lab Activity

Posted by: | December 17, 2014 | No Comment |

How do you find accurate information on the internet?

Research Databases 

A subscription research database is a paid website that has very focused search ability. It is prescreened by experts to check the accuracy of the information given.

Subject Directories are below:

A subject directory is a free website. It is still prescreened by experts but the searching ability is less focused on the topics. A little harder to find the information but still a great resource to use!!



Librarian’s Index

*****Be sure to write down your sources when researching information!! What website did you find your information on?*****

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Posted by: | December 14, 2014 | No Comment |

It was a pleasure speaking with each of you at our first-term conferences. I am so very excited to see how much each student will grow in their education throughout this next term, with both your support at home and my support in class!

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Pow Wow

Posted by: | December 14, 2014 | No Comment |

We were recognized on the Smithtown Homepage for our American Indian unit culminating Pow Wow!

Some of our class were captured in great pictures!!

Be sure to check out the link below!!



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Thanksgiving Break

Posted by: | November 26, 2014 | No Comment |


I just wanted to take a moment to say that I am so thankful for my wonderful class this year! You are all so kind and caring to each other!

It is a pleasure to come in and teach such a hardworking group of kids!

I promise to keep mixing in the fun, as long as you all keep up the great work!!

Wishing you all a healthy and happy Thanksgiving weekend! :0)


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November Melting Pots

Posted by: | November 20, 2014 | No Comment |


I would like to give a HUGE thank you to the following students and their families for sharing their family Melting Pots with us this month!! Your posters were great! It was so interesting to learn about your family heritage! 


Patrick November


Chloe Novmeber


Abid November

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Native American Day 2014

Posted by: | November 7, 2014 | 14 Comments |


Dear Parents,

            As a culminating activity for our Native American Unit we will be having a Native American Day.  The kids will be rotating from room to room creating different crafts.  At the end of the day we will be having a pow-wow. 

For these crafts we ask for the following supplies: a Pringles container, which is used to create a rainstick and a coffee/tea can (tin, not plastic with handle) to create a drum.  Please have these supplies labeled and to school no later than November 21st. 

We will need 4 parents to help with the crafts.  It will be on Tuesday, November 25th from 9:20-12:20.  Please let me know if you would like to volunteer.

Thank you for your support!

:0) Mrs. Spata



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Math Module 3 Quiz

Posted by: | November 7, 2014 | No Comment |



Module 3 has been a little challenging so far. In order to continue to support you at home, I have created a “Module 3 page” with lots of helpful treats! :)

We have a quiz on Wednesday. Be sure to watch the tutorial videos and to use the practice quiz with answer key to help you to prepare. 

Note to parents: There are always many mathematical ways to solve a math problem. The strategies that I have selected to teach your children are very helpful. Please watch the tutorial videos and look at the notes I have posted. You are welcome to show other ways, however be careful that you are not confusing your child. 

Have a great weekend!!

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Tackan Fall Carnival

Posted by: | October 24, 2014 | 2 Comments |


Saturday, October 25th is the 2014 Fall Carnival. This is a fun filled day for the entire family. The carnival takes place from 12-4PM in the Tackan Circle in front of the building.

Pre-Registered children’s admission is $15 Per child (3 and over) or $38 per family (3 or more). Adults are always free.

Each child will receive: 12 Game Tickets, Prizes at the Prize Tent, 1 Hot Dog and either a water bottle or juice box, unlimited bouncy slide, free facepainting and tattoos, free Candy Corn guess.

Each family will receive 1 Fall Portrait taken by a professional photographer.

Items for sale at the concession will include: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Soft Pretzels, Cotton Candy and assorted snacks and drinks.

For a nominal fee kids can decorate a pumpkin, decorate their own cupcake, play the Goldfish game or do Sand Art.

There will be a DJ with fun games for all to enjoy.

A special Toddler Town area will be set up for children under 5 with age appropriate games and prizes for the younger ones.

Download Registration Form

We defray our costs with the help of our generous Tackan families. Consider donating an item for our concession:

Donate an Item

We need all the help we can get. Students 8th grade and up can receive community service credit. Parent volunteers are needed as well. Consider volunteering for a 2 hour time slot.


If you have any questions please contact Bernadette Ackerman at bernadetteackerman@yahoo.com or Stacy Trebing at [email protected]

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Red Ribbon Week October 27-31

Posted by: | October 24, 2014 | No Comment |

love yourself


Slam Dunk Drugs – Wear your favorite jersey


Being Drug Free is No Sweat – Wear sweatpants


Sock it to Drugs Day – Wear Crazy Socks


Love Yourself: Be Drug Free – Dress Your Best


Drugs Are Scary – Wear Your Halloween Costume

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