P.S. 119 Amersfort School of Social Awareness

P.S. 119 Amersfort School of Social Awareness

Magnet School of Global & Ethical Studies – 3829 Avenue K, Brooklyn NY 11210 (718) 377-7696

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Lisa Fernandez, Peace Principal

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Peace Day 2014 with special guest NYC Councilman Jumaane D. Williams

The Secret of Earthquake-Proof Japanese Pagoda’s

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The pagoda’s central pillar is the secret to its earthquake resistance.

CLICK ON LINK TO WATCH VIDEO ABOUT PAGODA CONSTRUCTION & DECONSTRUCTION

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Taken from Dharma Cowgirl [https://dharmacowgirl.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/shifting-the-center-part-i/]

Five-story Pagodas: Why Can’t Earthquakes Knock Them Down?

Wisdom from the Distant Past: Japan is famous for its old wooden buildings. Some, which we could call ancient ” high-rises,” are five-story pagodas at major temples in places like Kyoto and Nara. Stupas were first built in India to enshrine remains or relics of the Buddha. The custom of building stupas was transmitted via China and the Korean peninsula to Japan. There, more than 1,300 years ago, the shape became the distinctive five-story pagoda. Earthquakes occur frequently in Japan, but five-story pagodas keep standing, as beautiful today as they were centuries ago. What secrets does the pagoda have, protecting it from seismic forces? – CLICK HERE FOR NIPPONIA RESOURCE

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Wooden five-story pagoda of H?ry?-ji in Japan, built in the 7th century, one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world. – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

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P.S. 119: #1 on the East Coast with 701 Pair of Pajama Donation to the Pajama Program

P.S. 119 did it again. We raised enough money to donate 701 pair of pajamas to the Pajama Program. This makes us #1 in New York City and #1 on the East Coast. Thank you Genevieve Piturro for kindly meeting with Class 5-303 today. We are all deeply touched by your compassion for those who are less fortunate. Happy Holidays. Thanks too for keeping children warm and safe during the danger season. This was a double win as we also appreciate Scholastic matching each pair of pajamas donated with a good book the children can cuddle up with. We are feeling very proud and inspired.PajamaDelivery2014

How to Draw a Coqui Frog in Seven Easy Steps

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Step 1: Start by drawing the nose and head section.

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Step 2: Draw the eye brow section.

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Step 3: Sketch the back and lower jaw area.

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Step 4: Draw the front feet and hind leg.

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Step 5: Finish the front legs and rear leg.

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Step 6: Draw the second rear leg.

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Step 7: Draw the eyes and add the body stripe to complete the drawing of a Frog.

Notecards to Veterans: A Joy Maker Challenge

The Joy Maker Challenge: The Problem 22% of children live in families with incomes below the US poverty line. It can be especially hard for these families during the holiday season. The Solution The Joy Maker Challenge connects students in grades K-12 to meaningful, hands-on service projects during the holiday season. From November 10 through December 19, for each action a child or teen takes to help others, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots – up to $1 million dollars’ worth of toys and games. P.S 119 has many projects underway in support of the Joy Maker Challenge. In addition to joining with Bergen Beach and P.S. 52 to create poppy flowers to honor veterans, over 100 students created notecards to veterans. These heartfelt notecards and poppy flowers will be donated to a local Veteran’s Administration Hospital where they will be put on display for the veterans. Each notecard and flower was crafted with love and students learned valuable lessons about the sacrifices our veterans to make the United States of America the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. Enjoy these heartfelt messages from our students.

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Japanese Pagoda’s with Mount Fuji in the background

PAGODA

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A pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves, built in traditions originating in historic East Asia or with respect to those traditions, common to Nepal, India, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Burma and other parts of Asia.

Frosty the Snowman

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TIMELINE LESSON PLAN – Mr. Jump, Technology

LESSON PLAN:

The use of timelines in social studies essay writing.

LEADING QUESTIONS:

  • Birth and death dates become what part of the timeline?
  • How does Oum’s timeline continue even after her death?
  • Do our essay need to follow a timeline chronologically?
  • What is a legacy?
  • What is your legacy?
  • What is Oum’s legacy?
  • How are you part of Oum’s timeline and legacy?

INTRODUCTION: (5min.)

How can we use a timeline to better organize our essays on Oum Kalsoum’s life?

Use five events in Oum Kalsoum’s life other than her birth and death that you feel were the most formative.

Use the featured resource to create your own timeline from your rough draft in Microsoft Word

FEATURED RESOURCES

Interactive Timeline: Use this online tool to help students record events in a selected person’s life.

  1. http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/timeline_2/
  2. http://albustanseeds.org/digital/kulthum/timeline/#

Which dates have you included on your timeline that DON’T appear on the online timeline provided in the featured resources?

TARGETED VISITS & CONFERENCING (20min.)

Classroom Share & Student Generated Questions. (10min.)

SAVING YOUR WORK (5min.)

How can we save our work using different SAVE AS names to document our progress?

London Bridge 4-206 KALEL VLADIMIR ETIENNE

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Gather Your Lincolns: A Winning Poster by Brian Phillip

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