Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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Library - Nurse Visitor Assembly
By David McKinney

On Friday, January 15th, Island Trees fifth grade science classes participated in an assembly in the library that correlates with the fifth grade unit on the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. A visitor came that is very close with our beloved school librarian, Mrs. Lauber. In fact, they are so close, they are family!

Mrs. Lauber’s sister, Jaclyn Farino, wowed the fifth graders with her presentation. She is a nurse on the cardiology floor at Good Samaritan. She is also a student at Stony Brook University, where she is pursuing a degree to become a Nurse Practitioner.

During the presentation, students knowledge about the heart and lungs were enhanced. Fifth graders participated in discussion and hands-on activities. Students also learned the importance of taking care of themselves by healthy eating and exercising. The dangers of smoking were also examined in the library.

Students also participated in a heart-healthy raffle and fun was had by all.