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.
Valley View students' work from various grades compiled by Third Grade Teacher, Amy Falk and Art Teacher, Lauren Rittenhouse, are displayed for the Morris County's Council Education Association Mall Project. We are all so proud of our students' and teachers' hard work and dedication. Please visit Valley View's table at the Rockaway Mall right next to Macy's on the second floor. The Project runs from Monday, April 11 to Sunday, April 17. Thank you to all of our teachers and students who participated and to Amy Falk and Lauren Rittenhouse for compiling the materials and setting up the display:)
Nicholas Liao, a current senior at Montville Township High School and Co-President of the Montville Township Earth Club, created the “Earth Day Program” in collaboration with Mr. Mark Danilack. The environmental program, which was appropriately presented on Earth Day, educated the elementary school students in grade five through various hands-on interactive stations. The program engaged 60 students through the six stations. The stations were the following: racing to determine which team could separate recyclables from non-recyclables, cleaning rubber ducks through a simulated oil spill, planting seeds from household products, reusing recycled paper to create greeting cards, and differentiating between organic foods and GMO products. Each station was led by members of the Earth Club whom taught and guided the students through each activity.