Ferrer, Nicole

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LEAP December 2016

Kindergarten LEAP

Kindergarten challenges have begun!!


All kindergarten classes will come to my room to work on the mini-challenge. The lesson usually last approximately 50-60 minutes. The first mini-challenge test for students’ creativity, originality and their ability to solve problems with various materials and limits. Students that choose to complete the challenges are selected based on a written response and picture. Selected students will receive notification letters by mail and the program will begin upon returning from winter break.If a child is absent, he or she will re-schedule the challenge for another date.

Grade 1 LEAP Inventions Workshop



The first session of grade 1 LEAP is quickly coming to an end! During the workshop, students worked in various stations that all focused on engineering inventions. In the choice station, students were challenged to make a creative invention using two specific materials. In the computer station, students visited various math and science educational websites. In the mini-challenge station, students made inventions using everyday materials to solve a problem to the story “Belling the Cat”.All students created a flip book that shows the problem solved, a drawing of their invention, a drawing of the mice using their invention and steps required to work their invention.


This session will end the week of January 9th. The next round of Session #2-Grade 1 challenges will begin shortly thereafter!

Grade 3 Dance

This year Piscataway Schools has partnered up with the The American Repertory Ballet for our 2nd & 3rd Grade dance Residency Program. All students that participate will work with dancers from the company and focus further on the fundamental elements of dance through improvisation, choreographic exploration and creative exercises.Grade 3 Dance Residency will begin the week of January 3rd, 2017. Students that participated in the Grade 2 Residency will participate again for the 3rd Grade residency.

All 3rd grade students will also have the pleasure to see the American Repertory Ballet perform at the State Theater to see "The Nutcracker" on Friday December 16, 2016.

For information regarding the LEAP program, please see theLEAP FAQ PowerPointlocated on the school website!


Nicole Ferrer
LEAP Teacher
Piscataway Township Schools

Eisenhower School- Ext. 5640

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday AM

Randolphville School- Ext. 5927
Wednesday PM, Thursday, Friday