Hi, this photo shows how our library - at a pivotal corner - is a physical hub of Charlestown School. The corner makes it a central spot, especially for Grades 3 & 4, but for the entire school.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week our 4th graders spent their mornings doing NECAP Science testing. Testing is a prominent focus of education and the entire school gets involved, not just 4th Grade (or 3 & 4th in the Fall). Classroom teachers assume the primary role, but Reading Teachers, Math teachers, Resource and many others contribute to helping our students do well on the required assessments. My small part on those days is to put out the easel at the corner to remind everyone to help maintain a quiet testing environment.
The big picture is that all of the staff here contribute to teaching and learning at Charlestown School. Specials areas (Library, PE/Health, Art, Music) have their own learner standards. In addition, we try to reinforce good learner qualities and many times can integrate our work with classroom work. Paraprofessionals, custodians, Office Staff, and everyone else strive to help our students become lifelong learners. And, not just on test days!