A Visit To A Francis Wyman Co-Taught Classroom

Recently, I received an invitation to visit a first grade class at Francis Wyman which was co-taught by first grade teacher Ms. Sosnowski and ELL teacher Ms. Lamprey.  It was very impressive to see the students in the class taking part in academic conversations and collaborating to discuss and share their thoughts in fiction and nonfiction texts. In addition, I was happy to see so many students step up in front of their classmates to help their teachers with the lesson.
Towards the end of the class, Jai’s mom read us The Elephant Dance and then we were all treated to a live performance of The Elephant Dance by Jai.  It was so much fun seeing these students work so well together and then seeing Jai share his dancing talents with his teachers and classmates! Make sure you check out Jai’s dance below and pictures from the lesson.

Tricycle Races At Francis Wyman – Which Picture Is Your Favorite?

Thanks to Francis Wyman Assistant Principal Nicole McDonald for forwarding me some of the pictures from the CARES Assembly at Francis Wyman this morning!  It was great to see the staff getting in the spirit during the Tricycle Race. I can’t decide which picture I like more, the first one with FWS Secretary Julie Conley showing her “game face” or the last with Tech Integration Specialist Ben Schersten, who had to curl his long legs over the handlebars to get his tricycle moving.  
In any event, it looks like a good time was had by all!