Come Back to Math Class


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On Friday, May 30th, fourth graders and their parents participated in an event, entitled “Come Back to Math Class”. The event began with an overview presented by our math content specialist, Joan Lumbra. She talked about how math looks different in today’s classroom. The math has not changed, but how we look at it has. The goal of math instruction is to have a balanced approach so that students really understand the mathematics. Today’s approach incorporates opportunities for students to exhibit fluency, build conceptual understanding, and problem solving, which requires them to apply what they are learning. Teachers, Stacie Scangas, Mary Carleton, Judy Callan and Jennifer Rearden, invited parents into their classroom for participation in an actual lesson. The lesson incorporated fluency routines and building conceptual understanding of multiplication.

6th Grade Noteflight Creations

The Sixth grade classes have been hard at work composing music with Mrs. Ewell.  Below you will find some of their fantastic creations.


Swanton Readers Attended the DCF Award Ceremony

DCF Ceremony
Five great 5th and 6th grade Swanton readers attended the DCF Award Ceremony at VT Technical College in Randolph with librarian Mrs. Oglesby, an event packed with other great readers from all over the state. The group travelled by bus with other district students, and met authors Linda Urban and Tanya Lee Stone.
Carole Oglesby