The growth and development of our children is amazing to see! As I visit classrooms, I see outstanding and high quality teaching and learning. The third graders are studying our community. They are reading and discussing a text, Barrington by the Bay and they have visited the Barrington Preservation Society. I have listened to their teacher facilitate discussions around photographs of Barrington in the past and present. Some students have brought in artifacts such as bricks made in Barrington at Brickyard Pond.
The kindergarten students are truly looking and acting like first graders. Their ability to attend to a lesson on the rug has grown from 10 minutes to up to 25 minutes. They are listening, responding, making contribution to the thinking of themselves and their classmates. It is hard to believe that so many are still five.
Our first graders now read The Pledge of Allegiance and our Nayatt Motto at Morning Meeting. They are carrying books in the dismissal line and telling me all about them. Today, Ms. Cunningham’s class told me all about the different sea creatures they interacted with at Biomes in North Kingstown. There were puffer fish, sharks, horse shoe crabs and more. They learned how they eat, how they sense their environment, how they respond when threatened, and other interesting facts. Their excitement in sharing their adventures with me was precious. We are so fortunate to have such a strong and vibrant Learning Community. We cannot thank you enough for all of the help and support.
Nayatt Newsletter 2017-2018