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Combining Kinetic Energy + Kindness at Wading River School

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Wading River School teachers are always on the lookout for unique lessons to present, and students are always excited to participate in them.

When the Fourth Grade Student Council and advisers Kerryann DeMauro and Kellie McGuire set out to collect boxes of cereal for local food pantries, the final count reached more than 12 dozen boxes. The colorful selections were stored in Mrs. DeMauro’s classroom before the students conducted a final count and set up the boxes to create a domino challenge, hoping their efforts would set off a chain reaction that allowed others to note the positive outcome of giving to the greater SWR community.

This act of giving coincided with the fourth grade energy transfer science unit, and as the students witnessed the falling cereal boxes, carefully set up as “50!” to represent the 50th anniversary of the Shoreham-Wading River School District, they also witnessed potential energy being converted to kinetic energy.

Special thanks to club advisers Mrs. DeMauro and Mrs. McGuire for their leadership in this project!

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Date Added: 2/20/2024