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"My favorite thing to do in the winter is making igloos and snowmen with my dad," said Tiffany Cardoza, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. "Then we go inside to make tea." (Jan. 13, 2011)

LI fourth graders share their winter favorites

Fourth graders in Michael Kandel's class at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola used oil pastels to create silhouette winter landscapes with visual art teacher, Jeanine Gallina, and read the poem "Picture Books in Winter" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Here, students share their favorite things to do on cold winter days.
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"I have many activities that I love in the winter," said Jimmy Tighe Jr., a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. "My two favorites are snow tubing and sledding." (Jan. 13, 2012)

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"My favorite activity in the winter is having a snowball fight," said Donna Saravia, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. "I like snowball fights because you get ice on you then after that you might get cocoa. And you can play with all your friends and then you can talk to you friends about what happened that was very funny." (Jan. 13, 2012)

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"My favorite thing is to play in the snow and make a snowman," said Julianna Quinonez, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. "I also love snowball fights with my friends. I enjoy playing in the snow!" (Jan. 13, 2012)

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"My favorite winter activity in the winter is anything to do with snow, like building a snow fort or snowman, having snowball fights and going sledding," said Erin Grafing, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. "It's so much fun!" (Jan. 13, 2012)

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"I like playing out in the snow and drinking hot cocoa," said Tony Escobar, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2012)

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"My favorite winter activity is going upstate to my Grandma's house in New Windsor and having hot chocolate after playing in the snow," said Andy Nicasio, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2012)

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"My favorite winter activity is making a snow mountain," said Kaitlyn Goncalves, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. "I like it because I slide down it with something slippery." (Jan. 13, 2012)

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"My favorite activity is making a big igloo, a hill and play with snowballs," said Jesslin Jose, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2012)

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"My favorite thing to do in the winter is making igloos and snowmen with my dad," said Tiffany Cardoza, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. "Then we go inside to make tea." (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"My favorite winter activities are snow ball fights and making snowmen," said Kelly Bruce, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"My favorite winter activities are snowball fights, making a snow hill and digging a hole," said Stephen da Silva, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"My favorite winter activity is building a snowman," said Kenia Cabrera, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. "My other favorite winter activity is having snowball fights with my cousin!" (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"My favorite winter activity is having a snowball fight with my friend, snow tubing and making hot cocoa," said Isaiah Huang, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"My favorite winter activity is drinking hot cocoa and building snowmen," said Kaitlyn Ducroiset, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. "I like it because after I build the snowmen I can drink hot cocoa by the fireplace!" (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"My favorite winter activity is going sledding with my brother and friends," said Ryan Loughlin, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"My favorite winter activity is having snowball fights with my brother and drinking hot cocoa," said Thomas Jacob, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"Well, I have lots of favorite winter activities," said Carmen Lima, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. "I like making snow forts, doing snowball fights, skiing, eating smores and drink hot cocoa." (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"My favorite activities are making gingerbread houses and playing in the snow," said Melanie Granados, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"My favorite snow activities are building igloos and forts to play in and having snowball fights," said Henrique Martins, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"I have many winter activities that I like but my favorites are making snow angels, having hot chocolate in front of a warm fire and I love building igloos; once I even got in one and I got soaked," said Simon Peter, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"I like to go skiing on the glittering snow and play in my front yard," said Burke Combs, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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"My favorite winter activity is playing with my brother in a snowball fight and drinking hot chocolate when we're inside," said Ericson Velasquez, a fourth grader at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Jan. 13, 2011)

Fourth graders at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola
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Fourth graders at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola share their favorite winter activities while listening to poems and making a craft, along with their teacher, Michael Kandel, learning specialist, Jodi DeSantis, visual art teacher, Jeanine Gallina and student teacher, Caitlin Clarke. (Jan 13, 2012)

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