Investigating Current Events

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Young West Islip students tackled current events during the second week of the month-long Summer Investigations program, in which kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders attend four days a week for two hours, improving their reading, math and writing skills.
For the second week’s “Under the Sea” theme, the program focused on current events regarding the “underwater world,” specifically the rescue of the 12 soccer team members in Thailand who were rescued from a flooded cave by scuba divers.

“We discussed the event, watched an interview, studied maps of the cave, and later brainstormed ideas to include in a thank-you letter to those brave divers, using proper spelling, grammar and letter etiquette,” said teacher Daniel Sliwowski.