P.S. 119 Amersfort School of Social Awareness

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Archive for January, 2014

Glow and Grow by Genevieve Berretta

Glow Comments:

Creative introduction

Well organized

Focused and on topic

Supporting details are clear

Vibrant personal voice

Heartfelt

Nice use of simile/metaphor

You cited your source well

Variety of sentence structure makes the piece flow

Variety of sentence beginnings makes sentences exciting

Transition words move this piece along

Powerful conclusion

 

Possible Grow:

 

Intro needs to be focused

Can you be creative with your into to hook reader?

You skip around topics in your body paragraphs

Can you add more supporting details and elaborate

Try using transition words

Try making long sentence and short sentences

Can you think of a more powerful conclusions?

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Peace Builders by Furqan with Conferenced Suggestions by Mrs. Genevieve Berretta

You always give it your best Furqan. I want you to focus on the main idea in the intro. You are inviting people to visit our school of peace me. Make that clear please.
 
You mention bullying In the intro so you should have a body paragraph about what we do to stop bullying. Be specific about this one idea and give anti-bullying its own paragraph with supporting details. This may be the only idea you focus on for this letter rather than jumping around.
It is not a race to make lots of paragraphs. Each paragraph must have a clear idea as to its topic which is related to the main idea. Plan your paragraphs out in advance of writing. Have a list of the paragraphs with supporting details will help focus this letter.
 
Ms Fernandez deserves her own paragraph so give it to her. How has she affected you in regard to peace over your six years here? What does she do to make you feel safe and at peace? Be specific. It is all in the details.
 
You don’t need to mention me. Just stick to the main idea: Peace at ps 119 and why people should visit.
 
Good luck and know I know you are always working hard to be the best.
 
Best,
 
Mrs Berretta

Dear Peace Builders,

I want you to please join the school P.S.119. This school has so many great events, teachers, deals, and more. If you’re worried about getting bullied in this school, don’t. In P.S.119 no one can hit, say wrongs, etc. The principal (Ms. Fernandez) is great. This school is a wonderful place to be in.

When I was in Kindergarten and it was my first day at school there was a huge crowd outside. All the Kindergarteners were with their parents. Everything seemed so new. It was like something I never imagined before. When I saw Ms. Fernandez, I instantly knew she was the principal. Besides the fact that she announced that to all the Kindergarteners, she was even on google. We searched up P.S.119 and there she was. I heard she was nice and boy was she right?!

Ms. Fernandez makes sure you have your education on one side and some free time on the other side. When it comes to peace though, she is very serious. She wants everyone to be a peacebuilder. Thats what makes her so different (in a good way) from most principals in other schools. Not only does she make sure that students are being educated. She is making sure that peace is being acted upon.

    If you want LA lessons besides your teacher, you can ask Ms. Berretta the LA teacher of P.S.119. She is very strong when it comes to LA. Actually, she is even good at calculating statistics which falls under the category of math. If you go to P.S.119 you will witness this yourself. P.S.119 has all you need for elementary. Come to this school and you will be safe.

To conclude, P.S.119 is the school you should attend to. It is very peaceful and motivates students to get educated.

Dear Peace Builders by Keshon with Revisions by Mrs. Berretta

Dear Fellow Peace Builders,

My name is Keshon Blackman. I am 10 years old and in the fifth grade. I am writing this letter because I would like you to come to my school. I go to P.S. 119 in Brooklyn, New York and it is a great school. It is a school filled with peace love and joy.

You should also meet our principal Ms. Fernandez. She is the best principal ever. She is peaceful and very loving. She encourages not only the students but also the teachers and staff to be Peace Builders. We have a Peace Builders pledge that we say every morning. It is to teach the students what is right and what is wrong. For instance, a line from the pledge is: “I pledge to praise people, Give up put downs, Seek wise people”. To me this line means to compliment people, and tell an adult if something is wrong.

I love this school. I came here in 3rd grade thinking that it would be like my old school with: fighting, cursing and disrespecting. When I stepped into the building, I saw beautiful colorful pictures. Then when I went inside the main office I saw peace, peace, peace everywhere! There was this one moment, that moment when Ms. Fernandez, our Peace Principal came and gave me a warm hug. I had this feeling that I never felt before on the first day of school. It has been my feeling for three years even if I’ m having a bad day. I think to myself: Today I am going to have a great day.

Everyday I walk through the halls of PS 119 and I see flags that say: Loyalty, Respect, Justice, Courage, Love, Hope, and Honesty. I learned that these seven traits are what you should always exemplify or try to achieve in life. In reading we use text clues to find and support these traits in the characters we read about. Every Friday we also do yoga in the morning. I think we do it so we can relax our brains and clear our minds for the new things we learn. This school is different. That’s what is so great about it. You don’t have to come to school thinking that it will be a bad day. At PS119 we are Peace Builders. We will remain Peace Builders forever and try to make each day better than the one before.

To sum it up, you really should come to visit my school. It is very peaceful and as Ms. Fernandez says every morning: “May peace prevail on earth”.

 

Sincerely,

Keshon Blackman

Dear Peacebuilders By Aila Choudhary 5-305

Dear Peacebuilders,

I go to P.S.119, also known as Peace School 119. That is because P.S.119 is nothing about the pain, and all about the gain. In many schools, the students are usually rude and disrespectful. However, every single student, teacher, and person in P.S.119 nice and full of appreciation and love. In P.S.119 you walk in as a student and walk out as a peacebuilder.

When I first walked into P.S.119, I thought that it would just be like every other school, dull and boring with inconsiderate students. But I was wrong. As soon as I stepped into the building, I felt a world of imagination roaming around me. There were colorful walls, polite looking teachers, and even the chairs were painted! But, my most euphoric moment in P.S.119 was when I first met Mrs.Fernandez, our principal. She looked like a lady that not only wanted students to work hard, but also wanted them to have fun along the way. Before I could make anything of it, Mrs.Fernandez was standing right before me. I was speechless, and before I knew it, my arms were wrapped around Mrs.Fernandez. Right at that exact moment, I knew that P.S.119 was where I belonged. No matter what happened, no one could change that decision.

Ever since I received that hug, I have changed. I have felt that bit of love in my heart. I know that no matter what obstacles life puts in my way, I will always find a way out of everything. Because P.S.119 will not only be at my side, but it will be in my heart and it will be there to stay.

Respectfully Submitted,

Aila Choudhary

 

Dear Peacebuilders by Furqan Khan 5-305

Dear Peace Builders,

    I want you to please join the school P.S.119. This school has so many great events, teachers, deals, and more. If you’re worried about getting bullied in this school, don’t. In P.S.119 no one can hit, say wrongs, etc. The principal (Ms. Fernandez) is great. This school is a wonderful place to be in.

    When I was in Kindergarten and it was my first day at school there was a huge crowd outside. All the Kindergarteners were with their parents. Everything seemed so new. It was like something I never imagined before. When I saw Ms. Fernandez, I instantly knew she was the principal. Besides the fact that she announced that to all the Kindergarteners, she was even on google. We searched up P.S.119 and there she was. I heard she was nice and boy was she right?!

    Ms. Fernandez makes sure you have your education on one side and some free time on the other side. When it comes to peace though, she is very serious. She wants everyone to be a peacebuilder. Thats what makes her so different (in a good way) from most principals in other schools. Not only does she make sure that students are being educated. She is making sure that peace is being acted upon.

    If you want LA lessons besides your teacher, you can ask Ms. Berretta the LA teacher of P.S.119. She is very strong when it comes to LA. Actually, she is even good at calculating statistics which falls under the category of math. If you go to P.S.119 you will witness this yourself. P.S.119 has all you need for elementary. Come to this school and you will be safe.

To conclude, P.S.119 is the school you should attend to. It is very peaceful and motivates students to get educated.

Dear Peace Builders by Mamunur Bhuiyan of class 5-305

I am a regular 10 year old. I live a regular life. But, the only thing that is not regular is my school, Public School 119. My school is one of a kind. It is all about peace at my school. In the beginning of the day, we say our peace builders pledge. It goes like this, ” I am a peace builder, I pledge…… to praise people ;To give up put down; To seek wise people; To notice and speak up about hurts I have caused; To right wrongs; To help others; I will build peace at home, at school, and in my community each day. Therefore, you know that our school is a peace building school.

The students in my school are just amazing. Well, most of them are amazing. They do not fight or curse. Most of them are not disrespectful either. I am a senior at my school. I am in the fifth grade. So, we are the ones working hard this year. But, we  also have the most exciting experiences. Such as, the senior trip, black violin concert, the movies, mock trial, and more. So, my school year is going great. If you are thinking about going  to a new school. Well, this is the perfect school for every one. If you walk into this school as a bully, when you walk out you will be a smart and peace building student.

P.S.119 is not just my school. It is my just like my house. It gives me education. People who get into P.S.119 are really lucky. This is one of the only few school that is safe. Everyone is fair and square. P.S.119 taught me a lot of things. Such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It also taught decimals and fractions. Like how to multiply, divide, add, and subtract fractions and decimals. P.S.119 is my life.

                                                                      

P.S. 119 Students: One World Diversity Program

BROOKLYN – Students from P.S. 119 are celebrating football through the “One World” diversity program.

The students traveled from their school to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, where they met with their pen pals from New Jersey for the first time on Monday.

The NFL program was started after Sept. 11 to teach kids about stereotyping. It aims to connect communities, cultures and classrooms.

The students took part in workshops, learned about the law of motion in sports and the importance of exercise, and met players from the New York Giants.

Click on link below to see News !2 Report:

P.S. 119 students travel to NJ to take part in the NFL ‘One World’ diversity program

I Don’t Want To Go In! by Cierra Jade Bowles Louis typed by Jessica Verly 5-305

“Mom I don’t want to go IN!”I yelled as my mom pushed me into the school yard.”Stop,go Cierra” my  mom said.I gave up and entered the school yard.I got very scared because I saw my friends.I got to my line and saw Melody.”Hi I said in the most scared way ever.”Hey Cierra she said back to me,are you scared?she asked”. No” I said .I turned around and said “yes” to myself.That’s when Ms.Davis came.That’s when I knew 5th grade was not a dream…It was the real deal!

Pete Seeger, American troubadour and activist, dies at 94

NEW YORK — Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage, died on Monday at the age of 94.

The folk singer was an iconic figure who performed with the great minstrel Woody Guthrie and marched with Occupy Wall Street protesters in his 90s. As a political activist, he advocated for causes ranging from civil rights to the cleanup of the Hudson River. – NY Daily News

6 Facts By Keshon Blackman 5-305

  1. You go to or teach at PS119
  2. You live on Planet Earth
  3. It is impossible to breath threw your nose while holding your tongue out
  4.  You just tried it and realized it is possible but you look like a dog when doing it
  1. You skipped number 5
  2. You just realized there was no number 5
  3. Your reading number 3 again XD XD

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