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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Watertown District Curriculum
Watertown Public Schools promote the use of educational technology to enhance instruction, teach students how to be digitally literate and good researchers, and develop skills needed in the 21st century in both students and educators; the district keeps an educational technology blog as well. The students also receive an integrated approach to math and science learning that draws upon topics in engineering and technology as well so that they are able to see the real applications to these aspects of our world.
The mission of Watertown’s English language arts department is for students to have an appreciation of literature, to have the ability to think critically, and to be able to effectively express themselves both verbally and in writing. In math, the mission is for students to reach their potential in this content area through a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum. The science curriculum emphasizes content knowledge and procedural ability so students can formulate and test hypotheses about scientific matter.
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Watertown District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Watertown Public Schools are comprised of five schools and 2,688 students. There are three elementary schools with grades K-5, a middle school, and a high school. Within the district, 31.8 percent of students live in homes where English is not the primary language, and 289 students are enrolled in the English Language Learner (ELL) program. The curriculum follows Common Core State Standards and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, which give clear objectives for learning at each grade level in all subjects.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Watertown Educational News
- Watertown Schools Given Funding to Promote Nutrition - Watertown High School and Watertown Middle School were selected amongst hundreds of applying schools across the country to receive funds for the Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, which aims to provide more access to nutritious foods and physical activity. Watertown will use the $3,168 to instill a smoothie program, offering nutritious smoothies to students as a breakfast item several times a week. Fuel to Play 60 was created by several organizations, including the NFL, and has 73,000 schools participating across the U.S.
- Watertown Education Fund Awards Grants - Each year, the Watertown Education Fund hands out funds to several educators in the Watertown Public Schools system. The latest batch of grants totaled over $35,000 in the form of 29 grants. Teachers used the grants for such educational materials as iPads, guided reading programs, and multicultural education materials.
- Elementary Students Learn Money Lessons - It is never too early to teach kids how to be smart with money, and students at Cunniff Elementary School learned just that through Cambridge Savings Bank (CBS)’s “Teach Children to Save” program. The young kindergarten students were read a children’s book about saving and were given piggy banks with change and dollar bills so they could compare values. This was the third year CBS visited the school.
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Chalk Talk: Teaching Children Through Songs
Inevitably, learning requires a great deal of memorization. Even when teachers focus on higher-order thinking rather than rote memorization skills, there will always be certain fact-based information students will have to remember, as required by academic standards. Memorization can be a very difficult thing for students, so teachers often introduce the concept of mnemonics, such as “my very excellent mother just serves us nachos” (or “nine pizzas” for the traditionalists) to remember the order of the planets. However, teachers can take it a step farther by finding songs that help students remember concepts. For example, there are many songs that help students memorize the order of the planets and learn characteristics of each so that they can be farther ingrained. The wildly popular “Schoolhouse Rock” songs and videos have been around for decades for this purpose. For older students, it would be beneficial to allow them to write such songs themselves—with guidance, of course—and perhaps adapt songs that they enjoy with educational lyrics.