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Best School in the World? New Manor Book Says ‘Yes’!

Ask a student, teacher, staff member or anyone affiliated with Seaford Manor Elementary School and they will tell you that it’s simply the best school in the world. It may not be an official ranking, but it was the inspiration for a student-generated book.

“Manor School: Best School in the World” was written and designed by students. A group of 31 fifth graders contributed their efforts to bring it to fruition, volunteering their time over several recess periods. The 36-page book includes a chapter on each grade level, from kindergarten through fifth grade, and showcases the different programs, activities, events and learning experiences that makes the school special. 


Students interviewed teachers to help create content, and tapped into their own experiences. They used Book Creator to design the pages. It was their first foray into the digital app, so they learned as they went along. 


“It was a fun activity for us to do,” said Emily Belfatto, who helped write the chapter on third grade. “I liked taking the experiences of me being in that grade.”


The idea for the book came from the school’s Shared Decision Making Committee and it was created under the guidance of teachers Katie Germanakos, Samantha Hoenscheid and Gabrielle LoCicero. Each Manor family will receive a digital copy of the book. The school will also have hard copies printed for each classroom. 


Date Added: 05/14/2024


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