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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Wellesley District Curriculum
The goal for math instruction in the elementary grades is for students to develop a deep understanding of the concepts and processes they use to solve problems—this involves problem solving, sense and reasoning, and understanding relationships between mathematical concepts. Students engage in guided explorations, skills practice, and mathematical discussions. They often must solve problems with multiple steps or solutions and that have several ways of being solved.
Students in the elementary grades work in 60-minute reading workshop blocks that include a brief mini-lesson that often focuses on strategy and skill instruction, a large block of independent reading time (texts are at students’ instructional levels), individual reading conferences and guided reading, and a wrap-up of the lesson. Elementary students also write frequently and within various genres as well as engage in genre studies related to the critical areas of literacy.
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Wellesley District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Wellesley Public Schools consist of nine schools and 4,800 students. There are seven elementary schools with grades K-5, a middle school, and a high school. The district’s core values include academic excellence, commitment to the community, respect for human diversity, and cooperative and caring relationships. Wellesley has developed a core curriculum that is built around the common learning expectations and experiences for all of the district’s students.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Wellesley Educational News
- Wellesley Schools Awarded for Going “Green” - Wellesley Public Schools were represented at the Green Difference Awards for the third straight year, with the co-chair of Wellesley Green Schools accepting an Outstanding Commitment to Environmental Education award. The co-chair founded Wellesley Green Schools four years prior, and the organization now has a parent leader from each of the elementary schools as well as student groups from the middle and high schools. She spearheaded such movements as rewarding people in the town who shut their cars off instead of letting their engines run and encouraging students to recycle as many items as possible when cleaning out their lockers.
- Students Contribute to Wellesley Food Pantry - At an all-school assembly, Wellesley students were challenged to bring in as many canned and paper goods as they could, and they came through, bringing in about 44 storage boxes full of items in less than two weeks. The district’s fifth graders organized the event and formed a human chain to load up the cars that parents drove to the Wellesley Food Pantry. The pantry is open to anyone who needs food for any reason and supports over 250 households and 504 people.
- German Students Take Second at Theater Festival - Eighth grade students in the German classes at the 2014 German Theatre Festival and Competition at Mount Holyoke College finished in second place for their play. Students were in charge of the script, choreography, costume designs, and props, with their teacher’s only rule being that every student needed to have at least a few lines in the play. The students showed strong acting skills, proficiency of the German language, and humor.
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Chalk Talk: Educational Jargon: Learning Centers
A learning center—often referred to simply as a center—is a section of the elementary classroom in which small groups of or individual students engage in student-centered activities. Small groups of students—usually assigned by the teacher—typically rotate through the centers. Sometimes, students may be permitted to visit them when finishing work or tests early. They can involve any content area. Students typically complete independent work but occasionally may work in their small groups. Centers may be changing or permanent and ideally include instructions for students who visit them. Of course, teachers should always introduce each center and the expectations of students before children first visit it. If they are used regularly, teachers should have a way to assess students’ work at the centers. They are beneficial because, while students are working in the centers, teachers can work with struggling students on a one-on-one basis.