Students Build Momentum During Summer Climb

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Rhame Avenue school has been very active this summer, as students participated in the East Rockaway School District’s “Summer Climb” program. The program offered Literacy, STEM and art classes for students in first to sixth grade.

Students in the STEM class read books and solved problems related to the book by designing and building a variety of models that showcased their critical thinking and creative solutions. For instance, after reading Carter Higgins’ “Everything You Need for a Treehouse,” they used materials to engineer a tree house, perch and canopy.

For the Literacy classes, students worked on their individual reading skills and discussed important characters and themes relative to the books they were reading. In addition, students who participated in the art portion of the program participated in a variety of activities, such as reading picture books and then completing a craft that corresponded with the theme or author.