Mrs. Rachel Mejias, Reading Specialist, and Ms. Jennifer Krawiec, Grade 1 Teacher, presented a workshop this morning titled "Practical Strategies for Strengthening Emergent Reading Skills". Parents from the Kindergarten Center and Lincoln School join parents from Washington School in the school library for the workshop. … [Read more...] about Parent Academy – Second Cup of Coffee
Washington School Principal, Mr. Bill Mulcahy, and Student Assistance Counselor, Ms. Emily Bregman, presented a workshop yesterday titled Building Resiliency and Independence in K-3 Children. This workshop is part of the district-wide Parent Academy initiative and the Washington School Second Cup of Coffee series. The next workshop on this topic is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4. … [Read more...] about Building Resiliency and Independence in K-3 Students
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?