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Gratitude Generates Greatness

Student of the Month

Friday, December 20, 2020—We are so thankful for our WONDERFUL students at #SASCCS. This album highlights just a few of our honored Atoms from the first quarter. The character strengths focused on during the first quarter were: Curiosity, Teamwork, Open-Mindedness, Being present and giving others attention, Integrity, Perspective, and Creativity. These Students did an amazing job of displaying these character traits in and out of the classroom while simultaneously being exceptional scholars.

Wrapping Up Studies of Ancient Egypt

Thursday, December 5, 2020 & Tuesday, January 21, 2020—That's a wrap! Over two separate trips this winter, Third-Grade Atoms ventured to the Cazenovia Public Library & Museum to bring their studies to life. Students met a real mummy, named Hen. With great questions and engagement, the students were able to expand their knowledge of Ancient Egypt. Way to go, Atoms! 

Unleashing the Power of the Universe

Thursday, January 16, 2020 & Friday, January 17, 2020—First and Second-grade Atoms kicked their kinesthetic brain into gear by visiting a school favorite, The Museum of Science and Technology, in downtown Syracuse. Atoms explored exhibits focused on the human body, our magnificent brains, dinosaurs, earth science, different kinds of energy, and toothpick world! It was exciting to experience so much hands-on learning throughout the day! 

First Grade Takes a Sick Day at Hospital Land

Tuesday, November 26, 2020—The first graders of 1C visited Hospital Land at Crouse Hospital! With the help of Nurse Jackie, we learned all about going to the hospital, X-Rays, and the fun food choices you have if you stay overnight. We even got to test out a few of the doctors' tools like the stethoscope, doctors' scrubs, and hospital beds. IC had just finished learning about the human body so it was great to review healthy habits at Hospital Land!

Giving Back at #SASCCS

Monday, January 13, 2020—You may remember that one of our #SASCAtoms took it upon himself to raise funds for the homeless during the holidays. Well, guess what, he did in a big sort of way. Giancarlo was able to raise $770. He created bags full of items that would be useful to individuals without stable housing. He created 72 bags filled with the following items

-Pair of Gloves
-Pair of Socks
-Emergency Blanket
-Pair of Handwarmers
-3 Bars of Travel Soap
-2 Travel tubes of toothpaste
-Bar of deodorant
-Roll of toilet paper
-3 Travel bottles of shampoo/conditioner
-Nutrigrain bar

All of his bags were packed into drawstring backpacks that also have a reflector for added safety at night. The bags will be donated to Road to Emmaus Ministry of Syracuse. Let us never forget, one voice, one child, can change the world.

Learning THE MOST at #SASCCS

Wednesday, January 8, 2020—Are you getting the MOST out of your day? Fourth-grade Atoms from the Citizenship Academy certainly are #SASCAtoms went to the Museum of Science & Technology - MOST and learned how to make clouds, walked with dinosaurs and scaled a rock wall. Talk about a busy afternoon. 

Ultimate Science Experiments at The Ultimate Goal

Elementary Atoms visited The Ultimate Goal for a class field trip

Monday, November 18, 2019When an object is in motion, it will stay in motion unless … an elementary Atom acts upon it! The 4th grade class recently learned about energy, more specifically kinetic energy, during a recent lesson in science class. Eager to put that knowledge to the test for a little hands-on experiment, students visited The Ultimate Goal for a class field trip. Atoms had the opportunity to participate in the following activities: tug of war, kickball, dodgeball and musical chairs. In addition to this science fun, students were able to practice their teamwork skills. Thank you, The Ultimate Goal for hosting the Atoms and allowing us to conduct some hands-on ‘science experiments.’

It's an 'Ice Day' for a Winter Field Trip

Elementary students visited Meachem Ice Rink on a class field trip

Wednesday, December 11, 2019Swapping out boots for ice skates, Atoms get ready for the Winter Olympics. Okay, well maybe not … but they did get ready for an ‘ice day’ out at Meachem Ice Rink. During this field trip, students practiced their teamwork skills, especially when that slippery ice gets in the way. New friendships and memories were made, as well.

We Are Family at Syracuse Academy of Science & Citizenship

Elementary Atoms participated in the making of their annual music dance video

Friday, December 13, 2019—Get up everybody and … dance, because "We are Family" at Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Elementary School. Each year, elementary Atoms participate in the making of a music dance video, thanks to our friends at 325 Productions. This year, their song of choice was "We are Family" by Sister Sledge. This song best represents the culture, community involvement and environment at the elementary school. With a focus on citizenship, students are given the opportunity to learn, grow and get involved. Students participate in hands-on, minds-on activities which help them become better real-life problem solvers which result in better performances in their academic work. Balancing working hard and playing hard is just one of many ways we continue to build success, one Atom at a time.

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Happy as a Clam at the Sciencenter Field Trip

Atoms visited the Sciencenter to learn more about the ocean and the creatures, plants that live below the water

Wednesday, December 4, 2019Atoms ‘seas the day’ on a class field trip to the Sciencenter. Having learned in the classroom about the ocean, students dive right in for this hands-on, minds-on experience. Atoms were able to interact and touch ocean animals such as starfish and hermit crabs in the large touch-tank, while learning about how animals survive in certain environments and how outside factors can affect those living conditions. Thank you, Sciencenter for this incredible interactive hands-on experience.

Strength Building, Class Bonding & Activities

Atoms visit The Ultimate Goal on a class field trip

Wednesday, November 13, 2019The goal of any field trip is for students to have a fun experience, learn something new and or build upon what they are already learning. Kindergarten students enjoy a day at The Ultimate Goal where they were able to continue to build on their Positivity Project Strengths such as teamwork, bravery, and integrity. Atoms had an opportunity to partake in activities such as soccer, dodgeball, musical chairs, tag and various relay races. Thank you, The Ultimate Goal for such a fun filled day spent with friends and class bonding.

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