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Sandwich District and Curriculum
Sandwich Public Schools use the Common Core State Standards. In literacy, these standards are used to get students college- and career-ready, meaning that they are able to read, understand, and analyze complex texts of various genres independently; build strong content knowledge when reading about and researching a wide range of subjects; both comprehend and critique; use relevant textual evidence when writing or speaking about literary works; use technology and digital media strategically and to enhance all their literacy skills; and understand different perspectives and cultures.
We currently cover the following Sandwich-area school district: Sandwich Public Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Sandwich District Curriculum
The Common Core State Standards for English language arts for grades K-5 incorporate standards and anchors for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. The standards for students in grades 6-12 include reading literature, reading informational texts, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Also included are literacy standards for social studies, science, and technical subjects.
Sandwich Public Schools are in their third year of using a district-wide systematic approach to reading instruction called Literacy Collaborative. This is a balanced literacy approach in which students are exposed to a significant amount of reading and writing from the time they are in kindergarten. The Literacy Collaborative is based around the district’s core beliefs about literacy: that reading and writing should be enjoyable and rewarding for children, all students are owed a rich literacy environment that fosters a love for reading, and literacy instruction should be built as a result of authentic assessments that reveal the specific needs of students.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Sandwich Educational News
- Seniors Show School Pride Through Lip Dub - When two Sandwich High School seniors wanted a way to capture the spirit of their school, they decided a lip dub was in order. The students—with the backing of their peers, teachers, administrators, and all other school staff—created a high-energy lip dub featuring several students to the tune of “Can’t Hold Us Down.” The students used an expensive camera with slow-motion capabilities that they funded by selling “Dollar for Lip Dub Lollipops.”
- Class of 2013 Honors Former Classmates with Benches - Members of Sandwich’s Class of 2013 remembered two of their classmates who were supposed to be a part of the Class of 2013 before tragically passing away from cancer by dedicating benches with their names on them to the school. SHS’s former principal talked of the friendship he had forged with one of the honored students, while the other student’s stepfather and mother thanked their daughter’s classmates. As part of the Class of 2013’s gift, the group also funded improvements to the basketball courts.
- Sandwich Grad Awarded Library Scholarship - Each year, the Friends of the Sandwich Public Library gives out one scholarship worth $2,000 to a graduating high school senior who resides in the town and who will pursue a full-time education at a fully accredited university. Application requirements include students’ awards, honors, activities, and community involvement as well as an essay describing how a character from a book impacted the applicant’s life.
Sandwich Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Making a Spelling Lesson “Sparkle”
Spelling can be one of the most boring topics to cover, but it is typically a necessary part of the curriculum, so how can teachers make students a little more interested and engaged to learn how to spell? Educational games often do the trick, and there is a particular classroom spelling game that has been around for a while but that children still adore: “Sparkle.” This is a simple yet loved game: The teacher has the students either line up or gather in a circle somewhere in the classroom and chooses someone to start as well as the direction that students will spell in. The teacher then calls out the first word, which is probably from the class’s weekly spelling list, and the first speller must say the word and the first letter. From there, each student says the next letter in the word. This is a great spelling review game that is fun for the students, involves a little bit of luck, and—most importantly—requires students to take spelling seriously!