Month: December 2016

Ballet Class At Ocean Academy

By:  Robert Scheiderman, Instructional Paraprofessional  OA students in the 11th grade English class, as part of their reading and enjoyment of “The Nutcracker Suite”, complete with the score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky took a ballet class taught by local ballet instructor Jennifer Cali from Standing Ovations Studio. A dancer since childhood, Jennifer has been a dance teacher/instructor …

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STEAM Levitation

By: Mrs. Caffee, Science Teacher  During the junior’s weekly STEAM class, the students took on a challenge with finesse.  They were tasked with levitating as many books as they could with just paper and rubber bands.  One team discovered that they could make strong supports by rolling up three separate magazines; it held up 12 …

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Glassblowing

By: Heather Lacher, Instructional Paraprofessional This week at Ocean Academy the students got to enjoy a unique experience at Hot Sands in Asbury Park, Glassblowing! Choosing from a variety of colors and designs, the students blew into the pipe to expand their very own glass creation. The experts gave a side by side explanation as …

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Nontraditional In-Service

By: Cynthia Espinosa. Instructional Paraprofessional/Substitute Teacher Who said staff in-service meetings only required sitting while listening to a lecture? Ocean Academy is not a traditional school and therefore it would be no surprise for the staff to build communication and collaborative skills in a nontraditional way. The requirements for this December staff in-service consisted of …

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Recycled Gifts!

By: Mr. Berman, Elementary/Middle school Teacher    Mr. Berman’s class has been busy learning about the importance of conserving and recycling our resources.  We decided that it would be a neat idea to take old license plates and turn them into clocks. The students drilled holes through the license plates then inserted clock mechanisms into …

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Book Tree

By: Ms. Malley, Instructional Paraprofessional In Ms. Catalano’s English class, students and staff worked together to create a textbook Christmas tree! They worked as a team to organize the books to take the shape of a Christmas tree. After it was designed, they used colorful lights and a snowman topper to decorate it. Ms. Catalano’s …

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