Welcome to the Wrentham Public Schools!
In the spirit of one of our district's core values, we continue to function as a learning organization that is continuously honing our practice for the benefit of our students. Over the past five years, we have adopted the workshop model for ELA for both Reading and Writing PK through Grade 6. Through professional development, collaboration between and among teachers, and periodic coaching opportunities, we have seen marked growth. Our students see themselves as accomplished readers and writers.
As we continue to provide a robust ELA learning experience through the workshop model that meets the needs of all learners, we are shifting our gaze to Mathematics. We are currently in a review cycle for Mathematics and building upon the work of the Mathematics Review Committee last year, we are working through a pilot for the 2019-2020 with highly rated math programs that are well-aligned to the state standards with the aim to adopt new curriculum materials for 2020-2021.
Our dedicated teachers work collaboratively to review, revise, and refine their lessons and units in Social Studies and Science as well. During the 2019-2020 school year, we are underscoring the importance of inquiry-based pedagogy and are engaging in professional development opportunities that focus on the inquiry process through math and social studies that can ultimately be applied to all curriculum areas. It is not only what students know and are able to do, but what they are thinking about. With teachers skillfully asking questions that continue to foster students to reflect, observe, and refine their understanding of the world around them, we can build upon students' natural curiosity as students explore, create, and innovate.
Our specials team provide opportunities for students to engage with Technology, Music, comprehensive wellness through Physical Education and Health, Art, and Library. Throughout the year, there are opportunities for students to showcase their work through performances and presentations. We encourage you to follow our Instagram account to see examples of their learning in action as well.
As the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, I am committed to working with students, families, and staff to optimize the learning opportunities for all of our students. From time to time, families will receive requests for feedback through brief surveys. Your feedback helps us to learn and grow as a district and we are grateful for your active involvement.
Please return periodically throughout the year as updates about the general education curriculum, Title I, and English Learner Education will be linked to this website.
WIth best wishes for an exciting year of learning,
Vanessa C. Beauchaine
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment