Mrs. Mandese’s Oath to Washington Oak School I promise to work each day in the best interest of the students at Washington Oak. I believe all students are capable of learning at high levels and I will work to ensure each child’s success. I will not give up on a child or family, within the Coventry community. I will strive to inspire my colleagues to reach their highest level of success. I will continue to grow my practice each day, be reflective to feedback and never stop learning. I will continue to develop the most impactful teaching strategies, which help students reach their highest potential. I will work to ensure students and staff enjoy coming to our school each day and are highly engaged in learning. I will spend time in classrooms getting to know students and learning alongside them. I will smile and exude happiness each day I walk into these doors.It is about the kids, every day! 😊I promise to follow this oath for the students, educators, and community, here in Coventry.
PARCC & NECAP Schedule Spring testing is quickly approaching! Please see the schedule below for students in grades 3-5.
Preschool at Washington Oak!
Preschool students are exploring the properties of ice. Ocean animals were frozen in a block of ice and students were figuring out how to get them out! What a great winter activity.
Washington Oak TOKENS!
At Washington Oak, we are using a token system to encourage classes to follow our expectations of being respectful, responsible and safe. Any staff member can give tokens to classes in the hallway, cafeteria, recess yard or in their classroom. When a classroom reaches their set goal for tokens, they choose a prize together! In the picture below, Mrs. Kiernan's class chose reading in the dark with flashlights as their reward! They had a blast! Ask your child how many tokens they have and when they will receive their next reward.
Grade 2 Math Workshop Model
The Workshop Model is a structure used in all content areas to give students independence and differentiation within their learning. Using the workshop model allows teachers to be actively engaged with students individually or with small groups, facilitating and assisting in that understanding. Students who are engaged in the workshop model are actively learning the material and concepts they need to master throughout the school year. Here is the framework for the model that many classrooms use here at Washington Oak: Minilesson - 15 minutes of explicit instruction in the area of math, reading or writing Independent & Group Work- 40 minutes Wrap Up- 10 minutes reviewing goals from the lesson
What's Happening in Grade 3
The pictures below are from all four classrooms in grade 3.
In Science, students are learning about balanced and unbalanced forces. In the video, students are watching how bowling is a clear example of this learning!
In Math, students in Mrs. Estrella's classroom are working on the concept of division. Students were drawing how to break up items into groups on their whiteboards. After they drew the problem, they shared with their table and teacher what the drawing demonstrated in math language.
In ELA, Mrs. Keirnan's classroom was using Plickers has a formative assessment tool to show their understanding of vocabulary.
Mrs. Bacon's classroom was working on history by studying Martin Luther King Jr and the struggles and victories throughout his life.
Kindergarten At Washington Oak!
Mrs. Printer had parents come in to help their students make snowflakes!
Barnes and Noble Event
Thank you to Sonia Ives for organizing a fantastic event! I enjoyed reading to all the children. Your support has helped us earn books for our Washington Oak library! Thank you!