Wells Road School
Fourth graders learned what colonial life was like in the 1600’s from fifth graders who came in to share their finished writing pieces. They discussed the research process, which fourth grade is beginning in both reading and writing. (Cristin Wojtas)
1 day ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Fourth grade students investigated how to prevent erosion using cornstarch hill models in a lab called “Save the hills.” Students tried to protect their hill from rainwater based on the knowledge they learned from in class activities. (Kierstan Pestana)
5 days ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Students at Wells Road began their second round of enrichment clusters today. Some new clusters include: The Great Barrier Reef, Puzzled, Crafting 101, and Antique Sign Making. The students were very excited to start these clusters and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish over the next six sessions! (Katie Busbey)
10 days ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Fourth graders became History Detectives as they examined artifacts from immigration trunks. Thanks to the Connecticut Historical Society for coming to Wells Road! (Joy Cloukey)
15 days ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Students in the Compassionate Kids cluster got together last week to make blankets for babies! They worked with one another to hand tie about 15 blankets that will be donated to the NICU for babies during the holidays. Mrs. McGrath and Mrs. Cloukey have thoroughly enjoyed this round of clusters!
30 days ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Fifth graders have been learning about the Law of Conservation of Matter. Students watched videos of meteors streaking across the sky and created a scientific model to predict why. Then they watched a series of demonstrations about matter (including Elephant Toothpaste!) and recorded their observations in their science notebooks. Ultimately, they found out that you cannot create nor destroy matter; it can only be changed into a new form. Using this knowledge, they went back and revised their model of a meteor. (by Mr. Janski)
about 1 month ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Dr. Heidi MacDonald was recognized by the State Board of Education last night at the Bushnell as Granby's 2019 Teacher of the Year. We are proud to add "Dr. Mac" to our Wall of Fame.
about 1 month ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Third graders read the book “Balloons Over Broadway” by Melissa Sweet and spent the day creating floats for a Wells Road Thanksgiving parade! We had so much fun creating our floats! Happy Thanksgiving!
about 1 month ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
5th Grade Art Students have studied 3 Pop Artists…Roy Lichtenstein….Wayne Thiebaud….and Andy Warhol. They were to choose one artist to do a print in the style of. Today they are printing their image onto a colorful background they created.
2 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
In Ms. Di Nuzzo and Ms. Proto’s Class, children were introduced to the Seesaw app…a tool to showcase what they are doing in school. Seesaw gives parents the opportunity to feel closer to the classroom. Seesaw gives parents a chance to share in their child’s lessons and activities. In the photos, students are navigating through their first hands on activity, complete with selfie taking.
2 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Thank you Wells Road Families! Together we have raised over $300 for UNICEF.
2 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
This month in PE at Wells Road classes are starting lacrosse. The students are very excited to learn some new skills! We are learning how to properly hold the stick, how to scoop and how to cradle. Next up we will begin learning how to pass and catch with a little wall ball and some other fun activities! Students are enjoying this unit!
2 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
All students and staff are welcome to wear Kindness Matters T-Shirts tomorrow!
3 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
4th graders are setting goals and working hard to achieve them as writers! Students are using a writing checklist as they elaborate on the heart of their story, including the use of techniques such as writing with a storytelling voice, adding dialogue and precise details.
3 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Students in Mrs. Lagano's science class are studying astronomy and trying to explain the phenomena of the super blue blood moon. After an exploration of stars, students are now investigating the phases of the moon. Each student is keeping a nightly moon journal with a sketch of the moon. Soon, the classes will define the phases of the moon and be able to explain its connection to the super blue blood moon. Students in Mrs. Martin’s Language Arts Class are sharpening their reading and thinking skills in Interpretation Book Clubs. Students are learning to use their book clubs as places where they can try out ideas, be challenged and engage in rich conversations using reasons and text evidence to support their ideas. Here’s an example of one way a book club reflected on their thinking about the book Wish by Barbara O’Connor.
3 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Last week, in Mrs. Moran’s room, students are working on visualization as a language comprehension strategy. Language comprehension is necessary for students to understand what they hear and to understand what they read. Students are learning what visualization is and why we are doing it. What is visualization? Visualization is making a picture in your mind. Why visualize? Some students read words accurately, but have trouble understanding what they read. They may also have difficulty following directions. Words seem to go “in one ear and out the other”. Students are learning what visualizing means and how it helps them listen and read. Creating an imaged gestalt while listening helps them to understand and remember language.
3 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
There will be no school today, Thursday, October 17th, due to power outages.
3 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Dr. MacDonald has recently started the Banana Splits group on C days. Banana Splits is a school-based group program for students who have experienced parental separation/divorce or death. Banana Splits provides a safe place for children to express their feelings about this life change. If you have any questions about Banana Splits or if your child would like to sign up, you can find the permission slip outside of Dr. MacDonald’s office or by contacting her at macdonaldh@granby.k12.ct.us
3 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Congratulations to our Hartford Marathon participants. Way to go team!
3 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Both Mr. Whitten and Mrs.Toth were out at different times last week – both third grade classes wrote adventure stories about where they thought Mr. Whitten was and where they thought Mrs. Toth was when they were not in their classrooms. (These stories were inspired by the book Miss Nelson is Missing.) and are now on display, on the hallway bulletin boards for other classes to read as they pass through the halls.
3 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Wells Road will wear blue on Monday, 10/7/19, to participate in the World Day of Bullying Prevention. Let's put an end to bullying! Remember . . . Kindness Matters!
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Vision/Hearing screenings: Annual vision screenings for all grades will be done October 22 for vision and October 24 for hearing. Parents will be notified if a referral to your doctor is needed. Please call with any questions or concerns. We can still use volunteers to help make the days run smoother. October 22 has two shifts available at 8:30-12:00 and 12:30-3:30 and October 24 form 8:30-12. Please contact me vie email or phone if you can help. nursewells@granby.k12.ct.us Kim Cosgrove RN Wells Road Intermediate School Nurse
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Laura Smith
We're finishing our launch unit in the Media Center - and hoping our kids can answer the question: How can you be a creator/maker/contributor?
4 months ago, Laura Smith
Wells Road School
Mrs. Cloukey’s fourth grade writers are working hard to create realistic fiction characters with desires and difficulties. Students in Mr. Faber's class explore and comment on each other's work on Seesaw. Seesaw is an educational platform that allows students to share work, ideas, and feedback with each other. It also allows parents to get a glimpse inside their child's classroom through their child's online journal.
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Wells Road phones are back in service!
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Our phone lines are currently down at Wells Road. If you need to get a message to us, please email klarsen@granby.k12.ct.us.
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Mrs. Smith, Media Specialist
Stop by GMHS tonight, 6:15-7:15, for the first meeting of the Better World Book Club. Grades K-12 with an adult. This year we'll explore topics like bravery, community and the environment. Sign up for as many as you'd like and help pick the books! Prizes, activities and snacks!
4 months ago, Mrs. Smith, Media Specialist
Wells Road School
Estudiantes (students) defined their esperanzas (hopes) and sueños (dreams) for their learning İen español! this year. As students practice Spanish language in routines, songs, 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! Consider exploring the Smithsonian Institute’s Kids’ Corner: http://latino.si.edu/KidsCorner/index.html
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Thank you Wells Road Families! Together we have raised over $600 to support the victims of Hurricane Dorian.
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
How do fifth graders learn about independent and dependent variables in a science experiment? Fly paper airplanes and measure the flight distance of course!
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Third grade scientists in Mr. Whitten’s class observed a monarch grow from a caterpillar to butterfly. The butterfly flew above the playground for a while before heading on its way.
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Thank you Wells Road Families! Together we have raised over $600 to support the victims of Hurricane Dorian.
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Yesterday we began a very short three-day campaign to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Dorian. As a school that promotes compassion, some of the students brought up their concerns and asked to help. There will be students outside the cafeteria for all three lunch-waves from Wednesday until Friday. Any donation would be very helpful! We will collect change, cash, and/or checks. If you are writing a check, please make it out to Wells Road Activity Fund. On Friday, the money will be totaled, and the amount will be split between two agencies. The first is Project Hope, and the second is The American Red Cross. If you are interested in learning more about how this money will be used, please visit their websites for more information. Thank you for your help!
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Mrs. Bavol, Mrs. Fleming and Mrs. LaFlamme’s classes analyzed exemplar responses to reading by having a silent annotated conversation. Students were expected to comment on the text and each other’s ideas through writing. It was a great way to examine what is expected for their own reading responses.
4 months ago, Wells Road School
Wells Road School
Off to a GREAT START!
5 months ago, Wells Road School
Mrs. Smith, Media Specialist
Need a book to finish the summer? Want a sneak peak at what's new in our Media Center? Stop by on August 9, from 9:00-12:00! I'm looking forward to meeting you and hearing your summer stories.
6 months ago, Mrs. Smith, Media Specialist
Wells Road School
Meet Pauline Greer! Please stop by to say hello or have a quick chat during our "Meet the New Principal" hours. Monday, July 29th from 1:00 to 3:00 - Tuesday, July 30th from 9:00 to 11:00 and Wednesday, July 31st from 1:00 to 3:00.
7 months ago, Wells Road School
GPS Technology
Welcome to the new GPS website! Choose Menu in the top right to view helpful resources. Download the Granby Public Schools app from the Apple or Google Play app store.
7 months ago, GPS Technology
Laura Smith
Getting Ready to Read a Universe of Stories!
8 months ago, Laura Smith