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January 2018


Dear Lynwood Community;

Welcome back and Happy New Year! For the month of January, the Book of the Month will be Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. As we continue to move "Full STEAM Ahead" with our instruction, this book does a great job illustrating how passionate learning takes place when a child is in a phase of sustained inquiry. This book is a celebration of STEAM, perseverance, and passion, all wonderful traits we want to instill in our students.

In the story Ada Twist, Scientist, the power of curiosity is in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada is not afraid of failure and she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble!

This is a great example of how a piece of Children's Literature can serve as a powerful tool for a positive change. As we continue fostering inquiry at school, the Andrea Beaty books are a great support for exemplifying how you can learn from a failed attempt and the importance of perseverance. Please click on the link below to enjoy one of our Lynwood Leaders reading the book to you!

Ada Twist Video

Respectfully,

Dr. Danielle DeLorenzo
Principal, Lynwood Ave Elementary School

ddelorenzo2@sachem.edu