Student Life at P596X
Adaptive Physical Education (APE)
Our Physical Education Department has been doing many exciting things with our students. Throughout the year we have done many different units from volleyball to floor hockey with modified foam sticks. Some of the many activites that our students participate in throughout the year include:
Computers & Technology
Technology at P596X consists of iPads, iPad Minis, iMac (desktop) computers, Lenovo and Dell (desktop) computers, MacBook (laptops) and Smart Boards. Every classroom has a minimum of 2 devices, and many have 3 or more.
The students are familiar with and use a wide variety of apps and websites, many of which are available at home as well as in school.
There are currently two different STEM programs at P596X. Our computer science program introduces our students to Coding, Digital Citizenship, and Lego Robotics. Students learn coding using programs such as Codapillar, Codehopper, and Ozobot. Students learn how identify and protect themselves against Cyberbullying and about internet safety. In Lego Robotics, students build a robot using Legos and compete against other schools in events such as Lego League to showcase their skills. Our STEM/Science Program teaches students about different STEM careers and the tools that scientists use. The students study hydroponics and building blocks of matter using STEMscopes. They learn about objects and motion using drones. Students also study the effects if wind and erosion, the behavior of light and sound, the sun and various animals.
The music department at P596X provides many varied opportunities. Our students learn both instrumental and vocal music. The students learn to play very basic instruments and perform on stage from a very early age.
In the music classroom, songs with simple words and repetitive phrases are used to assist the language development of the students. Meaningful word phrases and songs presented with visual and tactile cues help to facilitate this process.
Health & Wellness
The health and wellness curriculum at P596X provides the opportunity for students to think about and be aware of their physical and mental health. The topics covered in health & wellness include breathing and how it can effect your mood and yoga as a method for calming and regulating your mood. Students also discuss their feelings, use wellness strategies to communicate their mood and identify positive thoughts and actions of individuals and groups. Finally, students evaluate nature and the impact it has on the mind and body.
FOR HOME USE
MyOn is an interactive website to used to practice reading comprehension. Click on the image above to go to the website and practice your skills!
MyON includes an engaging collection of more than 6,000 digital books. These books can be accessed at home, in school or anywhere in the community where you have internet access! To obtain your child's username and password, please contact us!