P.S. 119 Amersfort School of Social Awareness

P.S. 119 Amersfort School of Social Awareness

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Six Co-Teaching Strategies & Other Teaching Strategies

Co-Teaching Overview:

One Teach One Assist

One Teach One Observe

Station Teaching

Parallel Teaching

Alternative (Differentiated) Teaching

Team Teaching

Using the Keyword Mneumonic Strategy to Learn Vocabulary Terms

Sample CAP on the Keyword Mnemonic Strategy from Michael Kennedy on Vimeo.



Why I love technology: by Urwah Adnan

Do you want to know why I love technology? Maybe you don’t know that I love technology.Here are  some reasons why. Mr.jump our technology teacher he teaches me and my class cool stuff. For example Mr.jump showed my class this cool video about outer space and he was telling us cool facts about the solar system. I do love science though. I did enjoy that lesson. I also love technology because we often use the computers for doing a post which I like to do and we use them for looking up a questions that we don’t know an answer to.One last reason that I love technology is because Mr.jump likes science like me. This is why I love technology.

P.s this goes in the year book


Lady Liberty by Aysha Fatima- Featured Artist @ Metropolitan Museum of Art Until October!

Image: Lady Liberty, Aysha Fatima, Grade 1, P.S. 119 Amersfort, Brooklyn

Aysha Fatima in front of her Liberty image at Time Square where it is currently on exhibition 24 hrs a day!

News Release

For Immediate Release

P.S. Art Exhibition Opens for Tenth Season at The Met

Exhibition Dates: June 13–October 29, 2017
Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, Ground Floor
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 13, 5–6:30 pm
Followed by public viewing
(Press must R.S.V.P.)
Press Opportunity: Times Square Press Conference
Tuesday, June 20, 2:00 pm
Military Island

Annual Juried Exhibition Displays Artistic Creativity of New York City Public School Students
Returning to The Met for the tenth consecutive year, the exhibition P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids features works of art in a variety of media created by public school students in New York City. The exhibition will be on view and open to the public from June 13 through October 29, 2017, at The Met Fifth Avenue. There will be an opening ceremony for students, parents, and teachers at 5 p.m., with remarks at 5:30, on Tuesday, June 13, during the city’s annual Museum Mile Festival. Additionally, select art works from the exhibition will be featured on the digital screens in Times Square beginning Tuesday, June 20, courtesy of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC).

P.S. Art 2017: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids is a project of the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School Association, Inc.
The 103 works in this year’s exhibition represent 105 students ranging from prekindergarten through the 12th grade in public schools throughout the five boroughs. P.S. Art highlights the talent and creativity of these young artists and champions art making as a way to appreciate the cultures, life experiences, and traditions across the city. The works were chosen from over 1,000 submissions, and a jury comprised of distinguished members of the art community, including members of The Met staff, made the final decisions.

The Met will provide admission passes to the Museum to all the student artists represented in the exhibition to encourage them to return frequently during the course of the show.
Dignitaries from the New York City Department of Education, includingChancellor Carmen Fariña; Studio in a School; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be among the speakers at the private ceremony prior to the opening.

For the display in Times Square, 27 works of art from the exhibition will be shown for four minutes every hour from Tuesday, June 20, through Friday, June 23, on signs owned and operated by Clear Channel Outdoor. The collaborative project will kick off with a press conference at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, on Military Island in Times Square (located on Broadway, between 43th and 44th Streets).

“The Met is a place that sparks creativity and encourages deep connections. Through P.S. Art, we can see just how much art impacts the lives of these gifted students,” said Daniel H. Weiss, President and interim Chief Executive Officer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. “It is so rewarding to see this exhibition return for its tenth year.”
Sandra Jackson-Dumont, the Museum’s Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, commented, “The art on display in this exhibition is extraordinary, but the real power of this show is seeing the diversity of voices and approaches to making art. The range of artistic choices and perspectives speaks to the many stories that grow in New York City. It is all the more monumental to have a selection of these works displayed on the jumbotrons in Times Square.”

The P.S. Art exhibition is just one of the many ways in which the Museum fosters the creativity and education of New York City students. Each year, The Met provides free visits to more than 77,000 New York City public school students, and over 2,300 New York City public school teachers and administrators participate in professional development workshops at the Museum.

All of the works in the exhibition will also be featured on The Met website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #PSArt2017.

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June 5, 2017

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Image: Lady Liberty, Aysha Fatima, Grade 1, P.S. 119 Amersfort, Brooklyn

Anne Frank By: Niloy Hossain

Anne Frank was a girl who died during the Holocaust. At the age of 16 she died. Her father Otto Frank was the only surviver of the Holocaust because Adolf Hitler surrendered. Anne’s whole family died including her sister Margot Frank. Her mother died of hunger. Otto frank was very sad (unhappy) because he has lost his most precious things in his life, his wife Edith, daughters Margot and Anne Frank (1929-1945). Want to read more? Click Here.




Hawley Hussey HH:ArtLab does animations with Guest Artists!

Today animator Xaviara López worked with our steam after school club to make a recreation of an Eadweard Muybridge’s animation. The students unleashed a beautiful mixed media rendition of the infamous Muybridge horse running!! Can we post it on the blog? – Hawley Hussey, H|HArt Lab

YES YOU CAN!! Mr. Jump

Holocaust Remembrance Day – Reflecting on Genocide

Third through Fifth grade students have been watching a docu-drama based on Anne Frank’s Diary and first hand accounts of her experience during the World War II cataclysm known as the Holocaust, where six-million European Jews and many others were systematically slaughtered by the German Nazi Regime between 1933 – 1945. Below are a list of the victims killed during this time.

Victims Killed:
Jews 5.93 million
Soviet POWs 2–3 million
Ethnic Poles 1.8–2 million
Serbs 300,000–500,000
Disabled 270,000
Romani 90,000–220,000
Freemasons 80,000–200,000
Slovenes 20,000–25,000
Homosexuals 5,000–15,000
Jehovah’s Witnesses 2,500–5,000
Spanish Republicans 7,000

Mauricio Garcia 5-310

Mohammad Ali Qureshi 5-310

Bradley Chalumeau 5-310

Genocide is the systematic killing of a group of people based upon their religion, culture, sexual orientation, or perceived race or DNA.

The events of WWII and the Holocaust were so devastating, one would rather forget or suppress these memories. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we choose to recall these ghastly, criminal and inhuman actions so they might never happen again. Those who survived these horrible events are forever scarred but have lived to tell the truth about what happened despite many who deny these event have ever occurred.

Since the end of WWII, there are been several other genocides around the world including the Bosnian Genocide, The Rwandan Genocide, The Sudanese of Darfur and now the Syrian Genocide. When will we as humans learn to live in peace?

© Frank H. Jump

There is a tradition of commemorating events with postage stamps. Atrocities are rarely turned into commemorative stamps but here are some I created to remember some of the more recent events where we as a society just simply watched happen without doing anything about it.

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

This final series was modeled after Nazi propaganda stamps circa 1944 and document our own recent history with torture.

Thinking About Pencils: A Rap by Genevieve Berretta

As a writer I write to send a message. This is called Theme or TheMessage. As writers this why we write.  Can you determine my message and provide supporting details that support this theme?

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this current pencil situation
Now you know I think a pencil is an essential utensil

not to be argued over disrespected taken for granted or ground to a stump

or a stub cause it’s the latest sensation

Cause there are children
Who’d love that essential utensil
They run their index fingers or sticks in the dirt
To etch their words
In that dirt
To trace words over and over again
In that dirt
And then they or
the wind or the rain
Will scatter their words to the World
Wash their words away
And they hoping to remember what they created in that dirt

with their index fingers the very next day
And maybe they skywrite
With those index fingers or sticks
Up against a pale blue sky
Just to practice
To remember those words they learned
When they close their eyes
Traced and
Etched in
brown dirt
Blue sky
Heart and mind

While you sit back
And take these essential utensils for granted
And argue about ownership
Or forget where you placed them

or perhaps just  break them

Cause you know I’ll hand you another one to replace them

So think about my message
The message I as a writer am sending
The lesson
maybe you learned
Cause I put my words to rhythm and rhyme
Count your blessings and never take anything that is handed to you for granted
Because there are those
Who need way more than a pencil
to stand up

Annie Frank Reaseach By Tyrese Baptiste

Anne Frank is a Jewish girl who had to go into hiding during The Second World War to escape the Nazis. She kept a diary while in hiding at Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. Anne and the others in hiding were discovered and deported to the concentration camps. Of the eight people in hiding only Anne’s father, Otto Frank, survives. Otto Frank manages to set up a business in Amsterdam. Edith, Margot and Anne follow him to the Netherlands. They find a place to live on the Merwedeplein. The Franks feel safe and free again. The children go to school, Otto works hard on his business and Edith takes care of the household. But then World War 2 breaks out. On 10 May 1940, Germany invades the Netherlands. The Frank family is in danger once more.
After getting married, Otto and Edith Frank settle in Frankfurt. They soon have children: Margot in 1926, and Anne in 1929. Those first few years are happy ones, but the economic crisis empowers Hitler’s NSDAP. In 1933, Hitler takes over as leader of the German government. Otto and Edith Frank are deeply worried. Not only are they Jewish, the economic crisis causes many problems. They look for a means of escape.

My experience in the Secret Annex- Mohammad Baig 4-305

If you want to have a 3D tour in the secret annex go here 

Hi, my name is Mohammad Baig I took a 3D tour at the secret annex. The rooms were small and there were secret passages from bookcases,

also something weird was known the bathroom only had a sink weird right? Also, I saw that Anne Frank wrote in her diary on her desk she had her stuff organized and neat. Also,her room had a lot of stuff but her room was small. I feel very bad for the Frank family. Also I have no idea how they survived in that place. We’ll alway’s remember them.

-Mohammad Baig 4-305


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