Happy Monday from Class 156!
Congrats to one of our very own students for her hard work! Please see below for the appreciation Lunch Break has shown her.
Hawkswood School continues to celebrate Black History Month. Students in Class 110 researched various individuals throughout history and created an informational collage wall within their classrooms to share what they learned. Excellent job by all! Happy Weekend!
As part of Class 112's study of Black History Month, the students worked to recreate Crum's Saratoga Chip, learned about Latimer's improvement to the electric light, and read The Patchwork Path which told the story of how pictures can be used to give messages or tell a story. They learned about Alma Woodsey Thomas and created artwork in the spirit of her artistic style. Hope you enjoy looking at the creative process of Class 112!
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Class 135 celebrated Chinese New Year last week. 2022 is the year of the tiger which represents strength, courage and bravery.
Hawkswood School will have a 90 minute delayed opening on Monday, January 31st. Be safe!
Class 127 conducted a science experiment with apples. The students placed apples in water, vinegar, lemon juice, or an empty bowl, and waited certain amounts of time to see how each liquid affected the fruits' appearance. Students made predictions on which liquid would make the fruits' appearance change the most. Awesome science experiment!
Hawkswood School will be closed on Friday, January 7th due to inclement weather. Enjoy the weekend, stay safe!
Last month, students in Art Class learned all about Vincent Van Gogh; they combined the two famous paintings - Starry Night and Sunflower - to create their own Van Gogh inspired painting. Beautiful work!
Hawkswood School will be closed on Monday January 3rd due to inclement weather.
Hawkswood students hard at work conducting a science experiment on how liquids can change a solid. Using teddy grahams, the class placed a cookie in each of the following bowls - one that had water, another vinegar, a third option was oil, and finally, a bowl with no liquid. The class made predictions on which liquid would affect the cookie the most, and after 5 minutes, each student checked the cookies. After an additional 5 minutes, the cookies were checked again for any changes. After the experiment, the cookies were touched to feel for any changes that couldn't be seen. Excellent work by all!
The students in 112 learned about corn in science. The first week, they learned about the physical change that turns a corn kernel into popped corn and compared and contrasted making popcorn on the stove and in the microwave. The next week, they learned about mass (that matter takes up space) and volume (the amount of space an object takes up). In the final week, they investigated whether or not you could build a structure using popcorn. This was a a fun and tasty STEAM activity (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Great job to all!
During a Science lesson, Class W129 built their own boats and tested each to see if they would float. Awesome work by all!
The rainbow photo was a project Class 163 did about "World Kindness Day" which is celebrated on November 13, 2021. They watched a brief video about a character who was making unkind choices throughout his day. Students decided on kind alternatives to the choices. When watching the rest of the video, the class found out that he actually did decide to make kinder choices. Then, they briefly touched upon the "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud" poem by Maya Angelou; each student made a cloud, switched with a classmate, and created their rainbows in someone else's cloud. Each craft is a combination of efforts by two classmates. What a wonderful job, all!
Class 127 made predictions about chemical reactions that would happen when you mix paint, water, baking soda, and some pumpkin insides together with vinegar. The students also worked on measuring the correct amounts and pouring. Great job, all! Happy Halloween weekend!
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! According to an article from the Rutgers School of Public Health, in April of 2012, New Jersey became the 14th state in the country to adopt policies establishing it as an Employment First state. According to the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN), which is comprised of state intellectual and developmental disabilities agencies: Employment First is a state-level approach to disability services. It means that employment is considered the option of choice for citizens with disabilities, rather than placement in a sheltered workshop, a day habilitation program, or another segregated or non-inclusive setting. Hawkswood School celebrates our young adults who work within school and out in the community. Wonderful work by all!
Class 113 turned the upcoming holiday into a science experiment! Check out their pumpkin volcano - how cool!
Preschool completed several different activities throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. Some of the activities that took place were reading a story, listening to music, playing the guitar, and creating their own guitars and music notes. Awesome work, preschoolers!
Room 112 has been busy learning about Hispanic Heritage. They worked on this theme throughout Hispanic Heritage Month and participated in an Arts Integration unit that combined what they learned about Guatemalan Worry Dolls with their love of fidgets. In Guatemala, people tell their worries to small dolls that they leave under their pillows. They learned that it is important to talk about the things that worry you or make you feel nervous. Everyone in 112 has something that they like to request to help them feel better. Then, they took that a step farther and made their own Worry Fidgets. Everyone was very creative and there wasn’t a “worry” to be found in the room all day!