PS 114, The Belle Harbor School, held its annual Grade 5 “Dress Up Biography” Day assembly in the school auditorium recently. The fifth grade student’s first book report of the new academic year culminated in the reader’s portraying the real life character they enjoyed reading about in the book!
Promote pawn or capture the rook? The Belle Harbor School, P.S. 114, “Before School Chess Club” meets every Monday and Friday morning. Students rise and shine early for the 7 a.m. sharp start time. Chess Instructor Ron Gerson provides intensive methodologies on classic chess games; Club participants then engage in match play competition until the 8 a.m. morning line up. Quipped one participant, “I wish we could play chess the whole day!” The Chess Club concludes in early June, 2005, when Club members will form the sixth annual P.S. 114 “Human Chess Game.”
Every Wednesday morning, at 7 a.m. sharp, The Belle Harbor School, P.S. 114, Scrabble competition re-ignites! Invented in 1948, Scrabble has the dual worlds of etymology and lexicology conjointly cooperate in the P.S. 114Q student lunchroom. Scrabble Instructor Ron Gerson serves as the “dictionary,” in the event of a challenge to the construction, or acceptance of, a disputed word. The P.S. 114Q Scrabble Team has been accepted into the 2005 NEWSDAY metropolitan area “Scrabble Challenge Competition,” come Spring 2005.