It’s been an exciting week of learning, sharing, and growing at Bedford Elementary School. Students in grades 1 and 3 worked diligently to complete the winter session of the MAP assessment. Both grades saw an increase of student growth from the fall administration. Hooray!!! : ) As we keep on track with the county-wide focus on literacy, the entire school paused on Wednesday to “Drop Everything And Read.” Both students and staff look forward to this special time when we are all reading together. The kids really enjoy when our principal, Mrs. Connolly stops in and stretches right out on the carpet to read along with them.
In mathematics, students are working to solve problems to develop strong, foundational skills using manipulatives and pictorial representations.
Newcomer ESOL students from various countries have been meeting together for a beginning level English class. During one of their recent sessions, each student shared a little bit about their language and home country. Even though there were several different languages being spoken, there was at least one student there who was able to translate for the group. ESOL instructor Nicole Obregon stated, “it was a beautiful cultural exchange among peers, and highlighted what a great job the school does to embrace differences.”
Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 auditioned this week to showcase their talents in the upcoming “Bedford’s Got Talent Show.” More than 40 students displayed their singing, dancing, martial arts, dramatic reading, gymnastics and joke telling flair for one of the 15 spots to compete in late March. It’s going to be an awesome evening!!! : )
Members of the Bedford Garden Club have been busy with making stepping stones this past week. The stones will be placed in the front flower beds when the club members do their spring planting in a few weeks.
Bedford Bee students, staff and families are looking forward to our exciting upcoming events. In addition to “Bedford’s Got Talent”, we will be hosting Reading Night later this month and Family Night at Chuck E. Cheese in March.
It’s great to a part of the Bedford community!!!