Just in time for Halloween, students in Ms. Hetzel and Mrs. Podolanczuk's 3rd-grade class investigated the question "What would happen if we didn't have a skull?" As part of the Mystery Science program, students watched and discussed a short video on the purpose of a skull, then continued to build their own skulls from a paper mask. Of course, there were a few "BOOS". … [Read more...] about Mystery Science
Students in Mr. Faigenbaum's 3rd-grade Library/Media class learned about comparing and contrasting today. Mr. Faigenbaum, a Reading Specialist, had the students access key lesson components and activities via Google Classroom on their Chromebooks. Many of the students are working comfortably in flexible seating that Mr. Faigenbaum has introduced to the Library/Media Center. … [Read more...] about Comparing, Contrasting, Technology, and Comfortable Seating
Sixty parents from Washington School, Lincoln School and the Kindergarten Center attended a workshop this morning at Washington School titled "What Is the DRA"? Washington School Reading Specialist, Mrs. Rachel Mejias, provided an informative presentation on all of the components of the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). Each parent left with a packet of information and strategies they can use at home to guide their child's reading progression, regardless of their grade or present reading level. … [Read more...] about Parent Academy – Second Cup of Coffee – What Is the DRA?
Students in Mrs. Chang and Ms. Gardeazabal’s class participated in a book tasting to “taste test” a variety of genres in their library. During this activity, students read and reviewed books at each station provided. After rotating through each station, students reflected on their favorite part of the activity and shared new genres that peaked their interest. … [Read more...] about Serving Up Books
As part of our Second Cup of Coffee Series, Reading Specialist, Mrs. Rachel Mejias and Grade 2 teacher, Mrs. Megan Fisher, presented a workshop today on non-fiction reading skills to second and third grade parents. … [Read more...] about Parent Workshop at Washington School