Under the direction of Mrs. Wilczynski, Valley View's music teacher, students entertained special guests during the senior citizens luncheon on May 23rd. The students in the picture are playing the Orff instrument.
Mrs. Handschuch's preschool class celebrated Green In Day by listening to the story of "The Crayon Box that Talked" by Shane DeRolf. The preschool children completed two illustrations, the first using a single crayon and the second using an array of colors. The children were asked to compare and share their illustrations and select the picture they appreciated more. The students overwhelmingly chose the illustration that was colorful and represented diversity and inclusion.
Congratulations to Valley View's 4th grade Math 24 winners: 1st place- Lindsay, 2nd place- Elisa, 3rd place- Avanthi, 4th place- Aariz, 5th place- Hannah - Great job.
16 students in the 5th grade recently participated in Preamble Idol. The students sang, danced and dramatically recited the preamble to the U.S. Constitution in front of their classmates. Their teachers were amazed by the high caliber of their patriotic performances!
May 4th was Project ACES Day at Valley View. The students joined in with millions of children around world exercising simultaneously! Thank you to our special guest, School Superintendent, Dr. Rovtar for exercising along with the children.
Students in all the 5th grade (pictured above) classes created terrariums to celebrate Earth Day.
As part of a professional development plan, all the teachers in art, music, media, and PE (Ms. Rittenhouse, Mrs. W, Mrs. Jemas, and Mr. S) did a lesson together about pop culture and pop art from the 1950's, 60's and 70's. In the above image, you can see the artwork of Andy Warhol done in PE class by our 4th grade students replicating his famous Campbell's Soup can image.
A group of staff members from Valley View school participated in Runapalooza Marathon Relay on April 16, to raise money for the Special Olympics. Lillie Main, Shelby Newkirk, Jessica Soehnlein, Erin Sullivan and Sandra Faranda teamed up to run 26.2 miles from Seaside Heights to Asbury Park. The money raised helps provide sports programs and athletic competition for children and adults with disabilities.
Teachers in Grade 3 collaborated to implement Earth Day activities for their students. Students rotated through a series of centers designed to promote awareness of the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling materials to save our planet. Centers in math, reading, writing, art, technology and STEM reflected our core subjects. Students researched important facts and recorded them on posters to be hung around the school. They also planted herbs and constructed jump ropes from plastic bags representing today's theme of respecting Mother Nature. Pictured are our third grade teachers and paras (Linda Otte, Sandra Faranda, Amy Falk, Maureen Mancuso, Michele Krake, Diane Tyma, Susan Spagnardi, John Larkin and Erin Sullivan) who wore their Earth Day shirts to inspire our students.