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IB Students at Streams Explore Friendship and the Novel “The Rainbow Fish”

Frequently throughout the school year, students at Streams Elementary School collaborate across grade levels to learn about concepts that support the "Olweus" Bullying Prevention Program or to engage in an action supporting Upper St. Clair curriculum standards and activities. For example, during one session the students wrote letters to Veterans describing their thanks and appreciation for their service.

In April, students and staff at all three elementary schools - Baker, Eisenhower, and Streams - wore purple to support military kids and their families. Purple symbolizes all branches of the Military, as it is the combination of Army green; Marine red; Coast Guard Navy, and Air Force blue. "Purple Up!" acts as a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices.

At the latest cross grade level get-together, students learned the definition and characteristics of a “friend,” what a good friend does, the importance of friends, and how to make friends.

The students read "The Rainbow Fish" together by Marcus Pfister, and created a "Friendship Chain,” which detailed the properties of “good friends” in their school.


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International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program students at Streams Elementary School stretch out their “Friendship Chain.”
 
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