The Learning Fair



Hillside's 14th Annual Learning Fair
          


With more than 150 student participants, and exhibits on a wide range of subjects from "Sharks" to "Syracuse University" to "Corn: Then and Now," there was something to interest everyone at the Learning Fair this year. 

 As special treat for our young independent researchers, a great many Hillside teachers attended the Learning Fair and visited the booths of current and former students. Thanks to the teachers who attended.  You made the night even more special and memorable for our kids!

The 14th annual Learning Fair required significant organizing and planning.  Our sincere thanks to the Learning Fair Committee Chairperson Ranya Palmer and Committee Members Dawn Allen, Nicole Swinton, Wendi Solomon-Nish.

The Learning Fair Committee would like to thank Dr. Fasciglione, Mrs. Ubriaco and the entire Hillside Faculty for their support.  Special thanks to Hillside's wonderful custodial staff, Mr. Armstrong, Mrs. Lasher and Mr. Lewis for setting-up and taking down the Learning Fair! 


Thanks to the volunteers who helped to make the night a success:
Bridget Miner              Ganon Riordon          Anna Hehir
Tommy Stewart           Rachelle Kehoe         Fernando D'Amato
Mary Schmidt             Jennifer Henson          Leina Minakawa 
Stacy Rijssenbeek      Maggie Vinciguerra      Joyce Choi 
Cheri Hart                   Theresa Healey           Jean Marie Quinn
Jen Contompasis         Renae Semione          Christine Daley
Alexis Licht                 Tammy Mills               Ellen Petrangelo
Mary Beth Aldous         Katey Aldous             Nolan Beattie
Liz Alexander















HILLSIDE ANNUAL LEARNING FAIR

Friday, March 21, 2014

6:00 - 7:45 pm


 
Hillside's 13th Annual Learning Fair
Friday, March 21, 2014
          
The Hillside 2014 Learning Fair truly brought to life Benjamin Franklin's adage "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."

With 165 student participants, and exhibits on a wide range of subjects from "Heroes and Monsters of Greek Myths" and "Lascaux Cave" to "Amount of Sugar Found in Drinks", and "Llamas," there was something to interest everyone. 

As special treat for our young independent researchers, a great many Hillside teachers attended the Learning Fair and visited the booths of current and former students.  What a fantastic experience--  to get the opportunity to teach your teacher!  Thanks to the teachers who attended.  You made the night even more special and memorable for our kids!

The 13th annual Learning Fair required significant organizing and planning.  Our sincere thanks to the Learning Fair Committee Chairperson Ranya Palmer and Committee Members Dawn Allen, Nicole Swinton, Wendi Solomon-Nish, Dr. Fasciglione, Mrs. Ubriaco, Miss Mathews, Mrs. Burke, Mrs. O'Reilly, Mr. Lasher, Mrs. King, and Mrs. Rizzo.  Special thanks to Hillside's wonderful custodial staff, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Kent, and Mrs. Lasher for setting-up and taking down the Learning Fair!  Special thanks also to the Swinton family for the purchase of prizes and stamps.

Thanks to the volunteers who helped to make the night a success:

 

What is the Hillside Learning Fair?  An annual exhibition that celebrates the independent interests and knowledge of Hillside students.   Projects are displayed in a format of the student’s choice and design.  Use of the school Media Center for research is encouraged, but projects are completed outside of school.

 

Who may participate?  Any student in grades K-5.  Students may work independently or with partners in groups of 2 or 3.    Each partner must have their own registration form.

 

Where does the Learning Fair take place?  In the Hillside gym and cafeteria.  PLEASE NOTE: Students will have approximately a 3 ft. x 3 ft. space for their display.   Please keep this in mind when putting your project together.

 

How do I begin?

1.  Think about a topic you are interested in.  It can be a question, problem or creative endeavor.  Topics include the arts, history, psychology, science, math, etc. The sky’s the limit! 

 

2.  Complete the registration form and turn in to the collection box in the main office by March 7th Click here for a copy of the Registration Form

 

3.  Begin!  Gather necessary information and materials.  Mrs. Ubriaco in the Media Center can help you get started with research.  Use a variety of resources such as books, magazines, the internet and people you know with expertise.

 

4.  Organize and analyze your information.

 

5.  Plan and prepare your display to share your work.  Examples include models, charts, video, pictures, reports and dioramas.  If bringing a laptop computer, please bring a fully charged battery to use as electrical outlets are limited.  Food or candy handouts are not permitted.

 

Questions?  Contact Ranya Palmer 346-2454 or ranya.palmer831@gmail.com

 

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