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FPL

599 Brookhaven Ave
Bellport, NY 11713
Phone: (631) 730-1725
Fax: (631) 286-0276

 
Grades 4 - 5
 
Hours:  8:20 am - 2:40 pm
Dismissal Begins at 2:30 pm
 
Principal:
Mrs. Stefanie Rucinski

Assistant Principal:

Mrs. Alicia Ulberg
                                                                                                                       
   

In The News

A Focus on Author Writing

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An author study at Frank P. Long Intermediate School culminated with a walk-through author museum.
For the past month, fifth grade students in Mary Pettit and Alyce Smith’s class have been utilizing authors as mentors to improve their own writing during a new and exciting Reading and Writing Workshop unit of study through Columbia University’s Teachers College. Divided into groups, each class member read a book by the same author and then collaborated about the author’s writing style, recurring motifs and crafts to develop theme. These elements were placed on colorful posters highlighting the authors’ works. 
The students also learned how to use some of the authors’ crafts observed in the mentor texts to write Fan Fiction sequels, adding characters, rewriting scenes and creating alternate plot twists. 
“This is the way that students can really learn about the author’s craft of writing,” Ms. Pettit explained. “This project also makes them more excited about reading and writing their own stories.”
At the end of the unit, peers had the opportunity to attend a walk-through museum where they reviewed each team’s project highlighting the authors’ works and style including Andrew Clements, Jerry Spinelli, Gordon Korman, Katherine Applegate, Jacqueline Woodson and Raina Telgemeier.      

Celebrating Chinese New Year Traditions and Legends

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Frank P. Long fourth graders are more versed on Chinese New Year traditions and legends after a visit from parent Danielle Yuen. Ms. Yuen’s daughter, Cassie Kelly, is a student in Jennifer McNaughton's and Kelly Salmon's class and assisted her mother in sharing their Chinese culture and information about the Chinese New Year. 

The students learned why Chinese New Year is celebrated and the legend of how a monster named Nian showed up after it had been dwelling in the sea all year long. According to Chinese custom, a person must wear red clothing, hang red on the door and make loud noises (firecrackers) to scare off Nian. Traditions such as cleaning your home and eating a big meal on Chinese New Year were also told to the class.

Students then created their own dragon masks and were encouraged to share the Chinese legend of Nian with their families. Red envelopes were gifted to each student to keep them safe and bring good luck through the year.  
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