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Denton Fourth Graders Learn Local Geography

Herricks students take trip to Garvies Point in October.

In October, Denton Avenue School fourth grade teachers launched their study of geography with a visit to Garvies Point for their students.

Children had an opportunity to study enlarged models of Long Island to learn about the glacial process that formed Long Island millions of years ago.

Mrs. Rosemarie LaMarca and Mrs. Patti Clark’s classes explored the shoreline of the park examining the rocks and soil for evidence of the glaciers and their effect on local geography.

Meanwhile, students in Mrs. Beth Rosenman and Ms. Kamali’s kindergarten class and the Denton STRIVE program (for students with autism), welcomed Maggie, a Yorkshire terrier, to the elementary school in December. Maggie is a trained pet therapy dog who participates in the Read to Dogs Program sponsored by Bide-a-wee. During her visit Maggie perked her ears up as she listened patiently and attentively as the children read their favorite stories to her. The children enjoyed reading to Maggie and benefited from the opportunity to practice their reading skills. Parental permission was received before Maggie was allowed to visit these Denton classes.

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