The past calendar year has been an exciting one at the Fletcher Elementary School. Below are several photographs that capture just a few of the many ways that F.E.S. worked toward meeting the F.W.S.U. Action plan during 2017. There are a total of eight pictures, two for each of the four targets in the Action Plan.
Proficiency-Based Personalized Learning: F.W.S.U. students and staff design and engage in proficiency-based personalized learning that integrates collaborative inquiry, problem-solving and creativity.
Student choice and voice are essential components of Proficiency-Based Personalized Learning. Here, a student has chosen to research and write about a topic of personal interest, white-tailed deer.
Students in grades 4-6 at Fletcher are piloting the use of MathSpace, a computer-adaptive mathematics platform that individualizes instruction based on each student’s needs. Students use their 1:1 iPads for the work both at home and in school.
Leadership: FWSU students and staff lead innovative, personalized learning opportunities, both locally and globally.
Student leadership is a consistent focus at F.E.S. Here, two sixth graders support kindergarteners in a Reader’s Theater production based on the children’s book, Click, Clack Moo! Cows That Type!
Fletcher’s 4th, 5th and 6th graders participate in Student-Led Conferences. These meetings showcase their academic and behavioral learning, reflections and goal-setting. Students take ownership of their learning during these exciting leadership opportunities.
Flexible Learning Environments: FWSU maximizes flexible learning environments be redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation and personalized learning opportunities for all.
Following a successful grant-writing experience with Launch FWSU, a team of Fletcher teachers focused on Mindfulness with students, culminating in a school-wide Wellness Fair run by students. Also, as part of the experience, after-school yoga classes were offered.
Fifth grade students participate in StarBase, a STEM education opportunity located on the Vermont Army National Guard base in Burlington. The week-long program includes a school-based rocket launch.
Engaged Community Partners: FWSU staff and students engage in authentic learning opportunities with local, regional, state and global partners to make a difference in their community, state and world.
The Fletcher Elementary School continues to partner with the Greater Burlington Y.M.C.A. to provide an engaging, safe after-school program for students who need care beyond the school day. The program currently hosts students both from Fletcher and BFA Fairfax.
Throughout the year, F.E.S. hosts numerous special guests and performers that bring the arts alive at school. Here, the Hampstead Players, a professional acting troupe from Barnstead, NH, bring students on stage in their version of A Christmas Carol.