What You Should Know About Common Core Math ?
What do you need to know about the Math Common Core Standards? Why are they important? Are they really that confusing? Read the article below for some important information on the common core standards.
"To put it simply: the standards expect students to understand what they are doing so they are able to use and apply mathematics when they leave the classroom."
Science In Action!
Mr. Colomb was demonstrating that objects with more mass have more energy. Therefore when an object with more mass is dropped into the water more energy will be transferred. We can observe the energy transferred as waves. The bigger the wave the more energy that was transferred into the water.
Chris Poulos At Washington Oak!
Thanks to the PTA, Chris was able to come to Washington Oak to speak to all of our students!
He was able to focus on the following:
Making Good Choices
Standing Up For What's Right
Treating Others With Respect
The students were mesmerized by his lessons, but also his amazing tricks! Ask your children what Chris was able to teach them through his amazing teaching last week!
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The students enjoyed our annual event of singing in the Pod with Mr. Z! This year students were able to sing in their pajamas too.
Mrs. Mandese Loves Visiting Classrooms!
I enjoy spending lots of time in classrooms getting to know student and working alongside them. In the pictures below, I was enjoying learning new math skills, practicing letters in Kindergarten and hearing a read aloud by Mrs. Printer!
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Ugly Sweater Day at Washington Oak
The staff and students LOVE Ugly Sweater Day! Here are some pictures of our staff dressed to win BIG prizes!
Thank you Mr. Z for putting on another amazing show!
1. Please see the attached agenda for the PTA meeting on 11-8-17.
2. We observe Veteran's Day on Monday, November 13th. There will be no school on that day.
3. Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher to schedule your a conference on November 21st or 22nd. This is an opportunity to meet with your child's teacher and find out about the progress your child is making at Washington Oak this school year. I will be available on both days, if you have any questions or concerns.
4. Picture Make Up Day is next Friday, November 17th.
5. Our Wild West Book Fair is fast approaching! Washington Oak students and families look forward to this awesome literacy event every year, and we are looking for volunteers. Boots and bandanas optional 🤠
Open during student library times and parent/teacher conferences
Washington Oak is in the News!
Last school year, Washington Oak took part in a grant with Play Works to reshape our recess program. We were able to train our supervisory assistants and offer additional games and activities at recess. Because of this, we were highlighted by Play Works and Rhode Island Public Radio! Check out the story using the link below.
What's Happening In PE?
Mrs. Grosso had grade 3 students moving and grooving Halloween style this week! Students were rotating through gross motor stations, focusing on throwing, shuffling their body, moving on a slider and jumping. The Halloween themed music made it even more exciting!
What's Happening in Our Classrooms?
There is always lots of learning with a sprinkle of fun throughout the school day at Washington Oak! Check out the pictures below showing a fun event in Kindergarten, Mrs. Estrela teaching a math lesson in grade three, Kindergarten students in reading stations, Mrs. Lupino teaching a writing lesson and grade 5 students working on math independent stations.
The Harvest Festival was a HUGE success! Thank you to the PTA for coordinating this event for all of the students at Washington Oak. Thank you to all the volunteers who supported the event and the staff that put in their time to attend and help. (especially for the pie eating contest!)
Good Will Bin
We have officially cut the ribbon for our Goodwill Bin! Please donate used clothes that you may have after your fall closet cleaning. The more we donate, the more we can purchase books for our school! Every bag helps support the students at Washington Oak!
Washington Oak’s Annual
Friday, September 29th Get your walking shoes & favorite superhero shirt ready! The Walk-A-Thon is on FRIDAY!
*Donations must be sent in by 9/29 and be in the form of cash or checks, made payable to “Washington Oak PTA”.
Principal at Washington Oak Elementary School