As an extension of the first grade Social Studies Curriculum, the entire first grade visited the North Shore High School original one-room Schoolhouse hosted by high school teacher Robert LaBlanc on May 22, 2017.
As part of their visit, students and their teachers had the unique opportunity to see the building created by seniors in the Long Island Studies Program under the direction of former technology teacher, Mr. Bruce Fichtman (who retired two years ago). The North Shore “Schoolhouse” is a historic replica of the one built in Glenwood Landing in the 1800’s. As they entered the authentic one-room structure, you could hear many of the children gasp, “WOW!”
During their visit, topics of discussion emphasized the importance of architectural plans, tools, and the creation of smaller models of the buildings. Mr. LaBlanc also shared with the students various photos and replicas of a sailboat that was created by previous high school students and the new Victorian House TV & Recording Studio being currently built on the high school campus by seniors in the Long Island Studies Program.
First graders watched and listened intensely and even had an opportunity to ring the schoolhouse bell! Many thanks to Mr. LaBlanc, and all of the Sea Cliff Elementary 1st grade teachers for making this trip possible for the first graders.
Photo Caption: Article and photos by Shelly Newman
Pictured at Sea Cliff School first graders visiting the authentic one room schoolhouse built by students in the Long Island Studies (LIS) program. The tour was hosted by HS teacher Robert LaBlanc in May 2017.