When you walk into Miss Sweet's classroom you will find children taking on the adult work of being Bakers. Students are learning all about the work of a Bakery at GEMS Preschool There is Gingerbread-scented playdough, baking tools, and pans for children to use and create treats with. They put their treats in colorful packaging. … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: Bakery Play and Learning Opportunities Abound in Georgia Preschool
GEMS students celebrate kindness This year, the fifth graders at Georgia Elementary Middle School are focusing on kindness. Teachers started the year challenging the students to 30 days of random acts of kindness. The students kept track of their acts of kindness on slips of paper and hung them outside Mr. Demar’s and Ms. Mandigo’s … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: Celebrating 30 Days of Kindness at Georgia School
If you visit our preschool classrooms you will find so many learning opportunities for children. These children were playing bakery and wanted to take down orders. Children are given many different writing tools and mediums to explore writing and drawing. When children experiment with writing tools, they develop symbolic thinking skills and fine motor skills. … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: Playing with Math and Literacy in Georgia Preschool
The Long Range Facilities Planning Committee (LRFPC) consisting of community members, school board representatives, administrators, staff members, and parents continue the process of developing recommendations to address the future needs of our school building. The charge of this committee is to determine the facility requirements that will support current and future educational, safety and physical … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: The Fairfax Long Range Facilities Planning Committee is Looking For Your Feedback
It has been an exciting month of learning in the Preschool at GEMS! This year we currently have 88 preschoolers in our program who are placed in six preschool classes. Here is a look behind the scenes into the classrooms where our children learn and play. Miss Sweet's PM Class Mrs. Howrigan's PM Class Mr. Anthony's … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: What’s Happening in GEMS Preschool
October National Principals Month and I want to thank all of our building principals for their work. It's no secret that the key to student success is a great school, and the key to a great school is a great principal. The great thing about being is a principal is that each day, sometimes each … Continue reading THE #FWSU STORY: Celebrating National Principals Month!
Every Monday for the past two years, students in first grade at BFA Fairfax have eagerly participated in Magnificent Monday. It is an important example of how our school demonstrates a belief in the value of allowing students significant opportunities to create, collaborate, innovate, and play. It is an amazing time in public education. After … Continue reading THE #FWSU STORY: Magnificent Mondays at BFA Fairfax
Over the past three years, in an effort to create a best practice approach to literacy instruction, FWSU has offered Reading and Writing Workshop courses. These courses were designed for grades K-6 and were attended by district teachers as well as teachers from nearby districts. The courses met for four days during the summer, with … Continue reading THE #FWSU STORY: Reaching All Learners through Professional Learning for Teachers