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Nov 7, 2018 11:13 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

East Quogue Third Graders Plant Tulips Near School's Main Entrance On Wednesday Morning

East Quogue third graders planted tulips outside of the Central Avenue school's main entrance on Wednesday morning. VALERIE GORDON
Nov 7, 2018 11:49 AM

East Quogue Elementary School’s third-graders took part in a national tulip planting event on Wednesday morning.

Three classes, starting with Jennifer Luckingham’s class, planted tulip bulbs near the Central Avenue school’s main entrance, utilizing garden hoes, shovels, and rulers.

Justine Oudeans, the leader of the school’s Earth Ranger club, which was launched last October, explained to the students that the bulbs must be planted four inches apart and six inches deep.

The exercise, she said, teaches students about weather, and climate. It also allows them to use skills that they are learning in their other classes such as science and mathematics.

Each of the students will track the progress of the perennials and compare the results to predictions that were made prior to planting the bulbs.

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As a parent with children in and out of EQ Elem. I'd like to know how an aide is teaching students, how is an aide a leader of a program? A certified teacher should be the leader any program in a school, not just have a teacher PRESENT. An aide should not be coming up with the teaching ideas of this program.
By cmooreeq (1), east quogue on Nov 9, 18 6:18 PM
I am curious as to how much this aide makes on after school activities and for various other off school premises occurrences? How much does she make a year when she is not certified to teach?
By janemom1979 (1), Quogue on Nov 9, 18 7:22 PM
Great project! Those children look really happy. Keep up the good work!
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Nov 10, 18 7:56 AM
Thank you Ms. Oudeans for your work with this group of students. My daughter loves the earth rangers program and is having so much fun learning.... The parents of East Quogue children appreciate your great work ! Keep it up!
By Greiner18 (1), East quogue on Nov 11, 18 10:53 PM
Wait... why is this news? Send a letter home with the kids.
By Win sky (58), Southampton on Nov 12, 18 12:58 PM