Teacher: Mrs. Pitchersky

ATTENTION PARENTS....If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at Also, if your child does any cool experiment at home and wants to share with the class in STEAM, feel free to send me photos or video and I will share with the class on the Smartboard!

The Spaghetti Marshmallow contest is right around the corner! Students in grades second through fifth, act as an engineer, create a cool structure, and bring it to S.I. Tech on November 12th. A letter will be coming home soon with more information about this awesome contest!

Mrs. Pitchersky 2019 STEAM Schedule

Monday - 022, PK1, 121, 420/942, PK2

Tuesday-320, 021, PK1, 421, PK2

Wednesday-220, PK2, 522, 120, 020

Thursday-320, 521, 221, 421, 122

Friday-021/940, 520, 420/942, 321, 221

Please do not wear your best clothes on days you have may get messy!

Fun with Engineering!

Please bring in Earbuds to use in STEAM in a zip loc baggie with your first and last name on it, and class if you have not already.

Thanks for bringing in the earbuds! The students are loving the computer!


Kindergarten is learning all about the 5 senses. Scientists use their sense of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell to learn about the world around them. They are engaging in various activities with different materials to explore different sounds, textures, colors, etc. They are also creating a "5 senses" book. They will be learning how to use a hand lens also. The first main topic we will be working on will be the Needs of Plants and Animals. Coming soon!


Your first vocabulary quiz on words #s 1-10 will be on Thurday October 3rd, and Friday October 4th. Be sure to study and complete your sentences!

Be sure to complete all H.W. assignments that are mandatory. Homework is due one week after they are given out. Vocabulary sentences are due every two weeks. The 4th grade class that completes the most homework will be rewarded with an ice cream party at the end of the year!!!

The STEAMWAGON will be back at P.S.1 on Thursday, October 17th, and Wednesday, October 23rd to work with the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students. Please bring in your permission slips and money by October 11th! Thanks.

First Grade

First graders are learning all about plant and animal defenses. They are discovering that plants and animals have defenses such as spikes, shells and armor, and camouflage to stay safe from predators. Pretty soon, they will be acting as engineers by planning and designing their own plant or animal, and building a defense around it. They will be using cool materials such as clay and toothpicks to do this! I can't wait to see how creative they can be!