Connor's second and third grade students came together to learn about the history of the Tappan Zee Bridge, why a new bridge is necessary and the process that the engineers are going through as they rebuild the Tappan Zee.  This project has 5,000 people working on the new bridge; those people are with various companies.  Students learned about the materials used to reconstruct the bridge and the various tools and equipment that is also necessary.  This assembly reinforced a story Pop's Bridge our third graders read and the second grade Science Unit -To Get to the Other Side currently underway. 

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world.  It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”       -L.R. Knost