Queens Explorers Magnet School For Global Conservation and Service Learning
90-07 101st Ave
Ozone Park, Ny 11416
Telephone    718-558-7088
Fax Number 718-558-7091

Teacher: Ms. Alutto

malutto@qemagnetschool.org

Teacher: Ms. Bauman

jbauman@qemagnetschool.org

3K- 3K students will explore how to mix colors with paint. Students will mix yellow and red to make orange to create a pumpkin.

PK- Pre-K artists will be exploring the magic of color mixing. Mixing primary colors to make secondary colors. We will continue working on developing stronger fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and muscle control through tracing, drawing, painting and working with clay. 

K- Kindergarten students will learn about the painting, Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt. Students will use india ink to make abstract trees with spiral branches. Students will use metallic sharpies to add different types of lines to their branches.

1st- 1st grade artists are studying the most known and most visited Italian Renaissance painting, “Mona Lisa” by painter Leonardo DaVinci.  

2nd- 2nd grade will learn how to draw different types of lines and patterns to create an abstract leaf. 

3rd- 3rd grade students will learn how to make radial prints by using different types of lines to make a design.

4th- 4th grade artists will continue working on their Chuck Close grid inspired self-portraits, demonstrating quality craftsmanship through the use of artist materials and photography.  

5th- 5th grade artists will continue to draw inspiration from Mary Blair’s work, creating and reflecting upon their own artwork and its significance.

Teacher: Ms. Florio

mflorio@qemagnetschool.org

Teacher: Ms. Zeldin

dzeldin@qemagnetschool.org

3K- In November music classes, 3K will be working on learning to use good singing technique. We will explore new ways we can move to the music and integrate instruments into songs.

 

PreK- In November music classes, PreK will be working on differentiating changes in phrases and utilizing good singing voices. Our focus for the month will be keeping a steady beat while singing and moving.

 

K- In November music classes, Kindergarten will be practicing and refining songs and choreography for our Thanksgiving concert on November 20. We will be focusing on following a conductor and will have the opportunity to each conduct the class. We will begin creating our own simple compositions and will focus on differentiating between high and low sounds.

 

1st- In November music classes, First Grade will be practicing and refining songs and choreography for our Thanksgiving concert on November 20. Students will be working on reading and composing their own rhythms using quarter notes (ta), eighth notes (ti-ti) and quarter rests

 

2nd- 2nd grade musicians are preparing for their winter concert, entitled “Everybody Say Peace” on December 10th. Students are practicing singing with appropriate quality, blending as an ensemble and performing with expression. Students will be connecting their concert music to new elements of musical melody.

 

3rd- 3rd grade musicians are preparing for their winter concert, entitled “Everybody Say Peace” on December 10th. Students are practicing singing with appropriate quality, blending with the ensemble and performing with expression. Students will be connecting their concert music to new elements of rhythm, such as half note and whole note rhythms.

 

4th- 4th grade musicians are preparing for their winter concert, entitled “ Season of Joy” on December 12th. Students are practicing singing with appropriate quality, blending with the ensemble and performing with expression. Students will be connecting their concert music to new elements of musical form.

 

5th- 5th grade musicians are preparing for their winter concert, entitled “Season of Joy” on December 12th. Students are practicing singing with appropriate quality, blending with the ensemble and performing with expression. Students will be connecting their concert music to their study of folk music.

Teacher: Ms. Brennan

nbrennan@qemagnetschool.org

K- Kindergarten explorers will be introduced to the word system and how our Greenhouse and our world is made up of all types of systems before diving into the world of ladybugs and the insect life cycle. 

1st- Our first graders are cycle experts! Ask them about the water, plants, seasons, stick bug, and day/night cycle. Next up are ladybugs - a plants best friend! They will learn about the life cycle stages as well as all about the anatomy of a ladybug.

2nd- Our plant scientists will begin to investigate plant parts so they understand that plants have different parts that work together as a system to help the plant grow. They will work on answering the question of why plants cannot always get the sunlight and water they need to grow. 

3rd- Our 3rd graders will dive into the world of energy as they get an introduction to and get to experiment with electrical, thermal, kinetic, chemical and mechanical forms of energy. 

4th- 4th grade electrical engineers will dive deep into different forms of energy and electrical systems. They will begin to gather evidence to build an argument about why their fictional town has frequent blackouts.

5th-Do you know the difference between an atom and molecule? What about the difference between a substance and mixture? Ask your 5th grade food scientist! They will continue to perform chromatography test and create computer models to separate mixtures to learn more about the substances and molecules in the mixtures.

Teacher: Ms. Sheflin

ssheflin@qemagnetschool.org

All of our students have been quite busy strengthening our fine and gross motor skills in the gym as well as in the school yard. From intense games of kickball to Fall and Halloween themed games, the children have focused on kicking, running, balancing, tagging, dodging and fleeing. This month our Kindergarten, First and Second grade students will be participating in several Thanksgiving themed activities. In addition, we will be focusing on the game of soccer; learning how to kick, trap, pass and shoot a soccer ball. Our Third, Fourth and Fifth grade will be starting one of our favorite units “Capture the Flag”. This unit will focus on strategy, game play, patience and sportsmanship. 

As the weather gets colder, please remember that 2nd through 5th grade will be going outside daily for recess. Please dress for the cooler weather and remember to LABEL ALL SWEATERS/ SWEATSHIRTS!