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September 23, 2018

Fairley First Graders Star in Learning Showcase


Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School was the place to be in late May.

The first grade teaching team of Tammy Griffin, MaryJo Griffiths, Telia Tamayo, Lynn Bullard, Jennifer Bartlett and Rhonda Koskowski hosted a learning showcase that starred all of the hard-working first grade students at the school.

Fairley Elementary School first grade students starred in a learning showcase at their school. The trio above performed a readers theatre, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the thirteen stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.

Fairley Elementary School first grade students starred in a learning showcase at their school. The trio above performed a readers theatre, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the thirteen stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.

The showcase gave students an opportunity to share with parents and family members all of the things they have learned through the listening and learning domains through the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.

Students starred in two patriotic themed readers theatre performances, bringing to life our country’s founding fathers and reliving Betsy Ross’ journey to create the American flag.

The students shared the top 10 facts that they learned about planet earth and sang songs about America, body systems, and rules for living.

Instructional coaches Cayla Defren, ELA, and Stephanie Griffin, mathematics, were also on hand for the showcase, talking to parents about the students’ progression through the first grade curriculum and the transition to second grade.

There’s a cheer at Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School that goes, “two, four, six, eight… first graders are really great!” First grade student Skylor Kelley gives a thumbs up, seal of approval for the cheer and his teacher’s T-shirt at the school’s recent first grade learning showcase.

There’s a cheer at Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School that goes, “two, four, six, eight… first graders are really great!” First grade student Skylor Kelley gives a thumbs up, seal of approval for the cheer and his teacher’s T-shirt at the school’s recent first grade learning showcase.

The pair gave parents a glimpse of what to expect during second grade and some tips to help their child prepare for the next level of learning at Fairley Elementary.

First grade teachers wrapped up the showcase with one of their favorite cheers about the Fairley first grade students, “Two, four, six, eight… first graders are really great!”

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