Ms. Nery has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and a specialty in Special Education. She is licensed to teach in both General and Special Education. She has taught in Massachusetts, primarily in Boston for 20 years in both Private and Public school settings in various levels – Primary, Elementary, Middle School, and Special Education.
Having a diverse class every year is a welcome challenge and having taken the RETELL course has helped immensely in supporting and meeting the needs of English Language Learners and students with Learning Disabilities as the strategies help them access the General Education curriculum. All students receive grade level instruction but since they perform at different levels, they are engaged in differentiated activities to meet their academic needs where they continue to develop proficiency, maximize their potential, and develop mastery. In developing the “Culture of We” and “Culture of Error,” students learn to work and learn together and see their struggles as part of learning and not an obstacle to learning. They are taught to embrace the “Growth Mindset” that everyone is capable of learning, be proud of what they can do, and celebrate success.
Students are reminded every day that “Learning is a process. You don’t always get it the first time and it’s okay.”
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Learning in Action
Our curriculum aligns to Common Core standards connecting academically rigorous learning to real-world issues & needs. It creates opportunities for students to meet standards (Discovery, Inquiry, Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, Collaboration). Take a look at what we've been up to inside the classroom and beyond!
Researchers at WorkBack in the classroom, students continued to work in small groups and gathered more information using the internet. As a requirement in third grade, each student wrote an informative writing piece using the Writing Process.
Standard 3W.6 With guidance and support from peers and teachers, use technology to produce and publish writing as well as interact and collaborate with others.
Peer-to-Peer Assessing Published Work Using a RubricThird graders work in pairs to assess each other's writing piece. They have to explain the grade they are giving their peer(s) based on the rubric.
Standard 3SL.3 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
Aquarium Field Research TripThird graders visited the New England Aquarium to do their research on sea animals. Back in the classroom, they continued to work in small groups and gathered more information using the internet. As a requirement in third grade, each student wrote an informative writing piece using the Writing Process.
Biographers at WorkThird graders visited the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum and participated in their program, "Who Was John F. Kennedy?" Back in the classroom, students worked in pairs or small groups as they continued to gather more facts from informational books. As part of the requirement to write an informational piece, each student wrote a biography of John F. Kennedy using the Writing Process.
Social Studies Standard 3.7 After reading a biography of a person in one of the following categories (science & technology, the arts, business, education, journalism, health, political leadership), summarize the person's life and achievements.
Standard 3 RI.7 Use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g. where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Standard 3W.2 Write informative text to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.