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Kramer Lane Elementary School

1 Kramer Lane
Plainview, NY 11803

PRINCIPAL: Ms. Kerri McCarthy

Main Office:
516-644-4500 (Phone)
516-933-4639 (Fax)


 

 

In the News


Good Morning Kramer Lane Premieres!

On Friday, December 22, 2017, Kramer Lane Elementary School's first-ever live morning broadcast show took place! "Good Morning Kramer Lane" was born and was broadcast to each classroom.  Under the direction of Mr. Wibben and production of Mr. Gamman, the show was hosted by the Grade 5 Student Council.  During the ten-minute broadcast, the student leaders led the student body in the Pledge of Allegiance, shared lunch menu options, revealed the winner of the Festive Holiday Sweater Contest, and played a trivia game.  Congratulations to Ms. Maria on winning the Festive Holiday Sweater Contest and Ms. Schmidt's Grade 1 class for winning the trivia game!  Stay tuned for Episode 2 in the future!  Happy Holidays!

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Archive of Good Morning Kramer Lane: Episode 1


Cracking the Code

Across the district, students in grades 3-5 practiced their computer science skills by participating in an Hour of Code on Dec. 6.

According to its website, Hour of Code is a global movement presented by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org that reaches millions of students in more than 180 countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. 

David Schneider, the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Technology, and Andrew Choi, Director of Technology, broadcast live to each third-, fourth- and fifth-grade elementary classroom from the Bethpage High School television studio, where they explained the purpose of the Hour of Code and described the coding students would be doing.

Using their school-issued Chromebooks, students logged on to Code.org to complete missions in Minecraft, programming characters with coding blocks to move through mazes. 



 


21st Century: Origami Basics

On December 4, 2017 and December 6, 2017, students in Grades 4 & 5 from across the district's elementary schools participated in an Origami Basics activity after school under the direction of Mr. Zabell, our district's very own "Origami Swami".  Students learned about different types of folding techniques and created models such as a cup, pinwheel, paper balloon, and crane!  Students enjoyed their time creating the various models while learning a bit about the history and fine art of Origami. 

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Parent's Night Out

On Friday, December 1, 2017, Bethpage Schools hosted our first ever "Parent's Night Out". Parents were welcome to drop off their elementary school children to Bethpage High School for an evening of fun activities, board games, karaoke, movies, sports, and of course, pizza!  All funds raised will support the Bethpage High School Girl's Softball team.  The event could not have run without the organization of Ms. Tierney, several other colleagues, and members of the Girl's Softball team.  

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Read to Achieve

On Monday, November 20, 2017, Bethpage Schools held its annual Read to Achieve program where all of the Grade 3 students in the school district visit Bethpage High School to listen to our scholar-athlete captains talk about the importance of sportsmanship, doing well in school, and READING! After a demonstration by the Kickline and Cheerleaders and a visit by our Golden Eagle himself, the Grade 3 students got to shoot hoops with the captains! It was a spectacular day! Thanks to everyone involved!

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21st Century: Escape Room in a Box #2

On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, ten students in Grade 5 met with Ms. Swicord and Mr. Choi after school to take part in Kramer Lane Elementary School's second "Escape Room in a Box" challenge. Students were challenged to locate and use clues, hints, and their knowledge to open a locked box to discover its contents.  In this challenge, students needed to help the Girl Scouts of America unlock contents of a box in order for them to proceed on a letterboxing journey. While using critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, the students successfully unlocked the contents of the box with over 17 minutes to spare! After the challenge, the students participated in a debrief session where they reflected on their challenge with Ms. Swicord and Mr. Choi! Congratulations to all of the participants! Stay tuned for new "Escape Room in a Box" challenges in the future!

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Blast Off!

Bethpage Schools held its annual Astronomy Night on Friday, November 3, 2017 at John F. Kennedy Middle School. To kickoff the event's festivities, Grade 3 students performed several musical numbers about our planets and solar system under the direction of Mr. Wibben!

 

21st Century: Escape Room in a Box

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, ten students in Grade 5 met with Ms. Swicord and Mr. Choi to attempt Kramer Lane Elementary School's first ever "Escape Room in a Box" challenge. Based on concept of the ever popular escape room challenge, students needed to locate and use clues, hints, and their knowledge to open a locked box to discover its contents. This challenge tasked the students to help Ms. Swicord unlock the box to access the "ticket to learning". The participants used the 4C's: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity throughout the challenge. With 87 seconds remaining, the students were successful and unlocked the box!  Afterwards, the students participated in a debrief session where they discussed elements of the challenge with Ms. Swicord and Mr. Choi.  Congratulations to all of the participants! Stay tuned for new "Escape Room in a Box" challenges in the future!

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Grade 3 Writer's Workshop

Across Bethpage Schools, Grade 3 students are engaged in a Writer's Workshop. The students are learning to improve their writing skills going through the various steps of the writing process as taught by Sarah Cordova. Grade 3 students are currently learning about creating personal narratives. They learned how "small moments" in our lives are part of a bigger, narrative story. Mr. Choi, the district's Director of Technology, visited Mr. Arettines' Grade 3 class to share with his class about how he had a "small moment" in his life with his thoroughbred racehorse, Away to Me. As authors include "feelings" in stories to make the story come to life, Mr. Choi worked with the students to brainstorm various feelings he felt during different parts of Away to Me's race.  The students enjoyed the lesson and we thank Mr. Choi for his visit and sharing his "small moment" with us.

 

Kramer Lane Students Learn about Respect and Acceptance with Brian Chevalier

Students at Kramer Lane enjoyed their first Character Education Assembly with singer/songwriter Brian Chevalier on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Focusing the presentation on respect, accepting differences, and being an up stander, Mr. Chevalier's presentation reiterated the concepts being taught to Kramer Lane students. Using movement, sign language, call and response and also bringing up volunteers from the audience, Mr. Chevalier kept the audience energized and focused. A wonderful experience was had by all.


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