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Washington Street School

760 Washington Street. Franklin Square NY 11010
Phone 516-481-4100
Fax 516-505-6991

 

Principal: Mr. John Stella
Assist. Principal: Mr. Dominic Gobbo
Secretary: Mrs. Cathy Pellegrino
Secretary: TBD
Nurse: Mrs. Jeanne Reifler

School phone: 516-505-6995
School fax: 516-505-6991
 
For reporting a student absence: 
Call (516) 505-6970

Transportation Dept: Call (516) 481-4100 x3700

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WASHINGTON STREET SCHOOL!

 
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      We Learn, We Care, We Are . . . Washington Street School!

 

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Washington Street School Students Combine Art and Coding

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Washington Street School second graders recently created murals inspired by 20th century artist Jackson Pollock using 21st century skills. The project was completed under the guidance of art teacher Lauren Privitera and district coding teacher Jennifer Horton.

After watching a video about abstract expressionism and Pollock, students made connections between the artist and coding, including how he utilized a variety of tools to create murals. They discussed the difference between “drawing” and driving the Sphero SPRK+ robot, and when each function was most useful. “Drawing” with the Sphero involves a programming “canvas” on the iPad. Students create a line or shape on the iPad canvas, then press “play” and the Sphero will recreate that line or shape on the floor. “Driving” with the Sphero is more instantaneous, as students utilize the iPad like a joystick while the robot is in drive mode.

Students then began the hands-on portion of the project, dripping paint on a large mural on the floor in the same way as Pollock did. Next, the students took turns controlling the Sphero by driving it through primary colored paint, creating secondary colors on a large canvas painting. While navigating on the canvas, students listened to jazz music for inspiration, which was provided by band teacher Mr. O'Connor, affording them the opportunity to make the Sphero dance on paper.

Date Added: 4/13/2022

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