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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Winchendon District Curriculum
Memorial School has implemented the Daily Five Plus One to get students thinking at a higher level. Classrooms have incorporated SMART Spelling, and the school outlines the following example: By the end of their first year, the majority of kindergarten students are able to make sense of two letter sounds and have the phonic skills necessary to become readers. From this, they build on their development reading skills and learn how to recognize different literary techniques such as characterization, thematic intent, and symbolism.
All teachers received training in the Math Foundations program, with the school deciding to fully implement the program into its math classrooms. Teachers noticed that, with this program that stresses conceptual understanding of problem-solving techniques, students demonstrated a better understanding of certain mathematical concepts. At the elementary level, this means that math is tied into to every day applications so students understand it better; in more advanced settings, math is tied into the scientific and engineering uses of the subject.
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Winchendon District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Recently, Winchendon Public Schools teachers began implementing various new academic practices into their classrooms. With the implementation of Common Core Standards in Math and Language Arts, and the increased rigor of their expectations, teachers are working together on best practices to convey the curricular objectives. All K-2 teachers began instituting the Daily Five in their literacy blocks. The Daily Five involves students choosing five authentic reading and writing experiences (e.g.: reading to self, word work, writing, etc.) and independently working toward individualized goals in these areas. This practice allows students to work in small groups and confer one-on-one with their teacher, implement literacy strategies, and monitor their own progress.
We currently cover the following Winchendon-area school district: Winchendon Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Winchendon Educational News
- Murdock High Principal Stands Up to Cyberbullies - When Murdock High Principal Josh Romano took to the school's Twitter account and saw two students being bullied about their sexuality, he decided to fight back. He called the content "vile and ignorant” and referred to the cyberbullies as "pathetic cowards." Principal Romano was able to get the Twitter accounts of the offenders shut down and hopes it would be a lesson to students that bullying isn't the right thing to do even if they see kids doing it all the time.
- Two High Schoolers Make a Splash With Music - Although budget cuts are forcing schools across the country to disband music and arts programs, students are not losing their talents in these areas, which is evident by two musical students at Murdock High. One of those students plays the drums to express his emotions and let out his aggression, has been in a band, names his teacher as an inspiration, has a wide interest in musical genres, and hopes to have a career in music. The other student began her musical journey with dance and soon discovered her love of singing.
- Exchange Students Settle in at Murdock High - Three exchange students have made Winchendon and Murdock High their home for the 2014-15 school year; one of these students is used to the experience. The 17-year-old German junior has been an exchange student in Switzerland, France, and Israel before coming to the U.S. for his fourth experience and has found the most difficult thing to adapt to is the size of Winchendon (10,000 people) compared to that of his native Berlin (3.4 million).
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Chalk Talk: Staying Motivated During Your Senior Year
It's January, and you have already been accepted to and formally made the decision to attend the college of your dreams. Many high school seniors in this situation fall into a "senioritis" during which it is difficult for them to get motivated to maintain their work ethic and grades with the excitement of graduation and college on the horizon. However, it is still important for these students to perform well in school. Colleges still monitor future students' grades, and although it would take a lot for them to change their minds about accepting a student, they may think differently (in a negative light) about a senior who it is evident is "slacking off." Students should want to impress administrators at their future college. Another reason for seniors to keep motivated is so that they stay sharp before heading off to college. It would be difficult to transition from months of barely studying and not putting much effort into their schoolwork to the rigorous academic demands of college.