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A Study of Citizenship Showcases Care for Community

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The fundamentals of good citizenship in community, classroom and family were at the forefront of a recent lesson in Donna Gianfortone’s first-grade class at Chippewa Elementary School. 

During the lesson, students learned the various attributes that make a good citizen, and the class then organized a recycling project as a way to display its good citizenship. As the ongoing project continues, the class will donate the funds it raises to a different organization every two months. 

This month, the donation will be made to Horstmann Heroes. George Horstmann, a student in the class, has diabetes and helped to educate his peers on the condition. 

Chippewa Students Explore New Sport

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As part of a recent physical education class, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Chippewa Elementary School learned floorball, courtesy of a program sponsored by the New York Islanders hockey team. 

During the unit, students learned numerous hockey skills, such as stick handling, passing and shooting. As the students progressed with their new skills, they were then put to the test in several floorball games before they collectively played a game of traditional floorball. 

The floorball unit served as an excellent opportunity to introduce a new sport to students and strengthen the skills of students who were familiar with hockey.