New Suffolk Common School

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Built in 1907, New Suffolk School educates children in New Suffolk from grades Pre-K through 6.  Within the school’s three classrooms, under the guidance of outstanding teachers, students study the general subjects of English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science. Also offered through part-time teachers are enrichment classes in Physical Education, Music, Art and Drama. 

Eve Bunting Author Study

Eve Bunting is a fascinating author. We've learned a lot about her as a person and why she writes a wide variety of genres.

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After reading her biography, and watching a "Prezi" (a more modern PowerPoint), we've learned that she likes to teach people while they read her books. Many of her stories are based on her personal experiences. Most of all, Eve Bunting's passionate voice shines through her words.

Each day we read a book, decided on its genre, discussed her possible purposes for writing it, and wrote a summary. The following books were a few of our favorites:

 

About a boy and his father living in an airport.

About a boy and his father living in an airport.

A child recollects her time spent with her grandfather while explaining the metamorphosis of a butterfly.

A child recollects her time spent with her grandfather while explaining the metamorphosis of a butterfly.

A historical fiction book about an orphan train.

A historical fiction book about an orphan train.

A Hannukha story whose characters reflect on their experiences during the Holocaust

A Hannukha story whose characters reflect on their experiences during the Holocaust

This sad story had me crying in class! A young girl learns to understand her emotions after dealing with loss.

This sad story had me crying in class! A young girl learns to understand her emotions after dealing with loss.

We completed the unit by reading The Night Tree, which focuses on tradition. A family honors nature during the holidays each year while enjoying each other. So, we decided to do the same! 

 

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