Wells Road School , 4 days ago
Learning from home? Here are some helpful tips!
• Create a learning space just for you. Make sure it is quiet and clutter free.
• Gather all the materials you will need for the day. A checklist might be helpful!
• Set up a routine and stick to it! This is especially important in the morning! Get dressed, eat breakfast, and get ready for school just like you would do if you were attending in person.
• Reduce distractions. Headphones are a great way to block out background noise.
• Take brain breaks and screen breaks regularly. Go outside, stretch, exercise, read a book, or get some fresh air!
• Participate in break out rooms. Get to know your peers and teachers.
• Stay positive!
Most importantly, ask questions! Don’t hesitate to reach out to your teacher. Communication is so important. We are all in this together!
Wells Road School , 10 days ago
Fifth grade students, from Mrs. Ferrando’s class, continue their work on Genius Hour projects during specials this week. Genius Hour provides students an opportunity to choose a topic, a passion, or an interest as their project. Then they spend time researching, learning by doing, collaborating with each other or experts, and designing a culminating project to share with their peers. - Katie Busbey, Enrichment Coach
Wells Road School , 16 days ago
İBienvidos a todos! Welcome to Everyone! La Clase de español (the Spanish class) is where students are building community by using Spanish language within the classroom. They are also building connections with communities outside the classroom. What’s the secret to all of these community connections? Questions!
Keywords you are bound to hear in our virtual and on campus classroom are:
• ¿Quién? Who?,
• ¿Qué? What?,
• ¿Cuándo? When?,
• ¿Dónde? Where?
• ,¿Por Qué? Why?,
• ¿Cómo? How?
Students are asking and answering questions to build our community within the Spanish classroom. Students are asking about each other’s experiences, interests and preferences. Students also ask and answer questions to become acquainted with people who have made significant contributions throughout the Spanish Speaking world. They are becoming more familiar with cultural practices and products around the world.
As students practice Spanish language with routines, stories and games, they also show how to be kind (ser amable) while laughing and learning together!
We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! During Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct.15) we take this opportunity to kick off a whole year of diverse cultural appreciation!
Please consider exploring biographies and other rich children’s literature related to Hispanic Heritage Month:
Cesar Chavez: https://video.link/w/NjdM
Celia Cruz: https://video.link/w/raeM
Sonia Sotomayor: https://video.link/w/PIEbb
Sylvia Mendez: https://video.link/w/BdeM
You may also be interested in resources available through the
Smithsonian Institute’s Kids’ Corner: http://latino.si.edu/KidsCorner/index.html
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