Building stories on Fridays

March 29, 2019

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Building stories on Fridays

These fourth graders love to create graphics and videos for The Villano View.

These fourth graders love to create graphics and videos for The Villano View.

David Kim

These fourth graders love to create graphics and videos for The Villano View.

David Kim

David Kim

These fourth graders love to create graphics and videos for The Villano View.

The Villano View, the student-run online newspaper club at Patrick M. Villano School, is gaining popularity.

“It is a really good thing to spend time on Fridays,” fifth-grader Ivan Jacob said. “You could make fun stuff like stories to entertain people.”

The club meets every other Friday from after school until 4 p.m. Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 may attend. This year, 61 students are on the roster.

“I think it lets students like write stories they want and helps them learn how to write better,” fourth-grader Sal Calafiore said.

“I would say The Villano View is a place where students get to know what it is as a news reporter,” fourth-grader Louis Yacono said.

Adviser April Catuogno used to be a newspaper and television reporter. She teaches interviewing skills so that students’ voices can be used in each story.

“I love the energy of this room on a Friday afternoon,” Catuogno said. “It’s amazing to see elementary students generate such interesting story ideas.”

Catuogno and the students are looking forward to their end-of-year field trip which is at High Exposure in Northvale. The rock-climbing studio gives students a chance to play together after working together so hard all year, Catuogno explained.

2 Comments

2 Responses to “Building stories on Fridays”

  1. Ivan on April 1st, 2019 5:02 pm

    Great job!

  2. Ben on May 10th, 2019 3:32 pm

    Good job, David!

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