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Schools Nominate 42 for Teacher of the Year

The competition for Hartford’s 2015 Teacher of the Year has begun! Forty-two teachers have been nominated by their schools to participate in this year’s selection process. To read more and to purchase tickets for the banquet, please click HERE. 

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The Doors of Batchelder School – 5

Our door is picture number 5 "Horton Hears A Who!" Our ELL students in grades 4-8 read the story and discussed how everyone is important no matter how small. Students then wrote about what he/she has done for a friend, classmate or family member. The writing was hung on both sides of our classroom door. […]

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The Doors of Batchelder School – 10

My classroom door was #10. It was based on the book entitled “A Great Day for Up”. The students chose that particular book because they felt that it had a powerful message; keep your head up. We had a morning meeting which was focused on how we can stay positive and get through challenging times. […]

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The Doors of Batchelder School – 8

My door is #8 The Sneetches. Next to the door is a bulletin board that connects with the book. We have been working on the "Civil Rights" Movement and the students responded to the story by connecting the theme of the story with elements learned in our studies. Students created poems or made essays that […]

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The Doors of Batchelder School – 2

Mrs.Martin, a third grade teacher at Batchelder Elementary School's door for Read Across America was inspired by Dr. Seuss' story, "What was I scared of?" (The green pants with nobody inside them). Her students read the book and talked about overcoming a fear they had. The door had a sign, " We hang our fears […]

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Choice Corner March 2015

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE   March 2015   Choice Corner March 2015         Attention Hartford Public School Families with children ages 4-6!   Monday, April 6th is your first opportunity to pre-register your Prekindergarten and Kindergarten aged child.  Don’t delay—preregister today!   Prekindergarten & Kindergarten Pre-Registration! ·         Did you miss the Hartford District Choice lottery for Prekindergarten […]

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The Doors of Batchelder School

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE   March 2015   The Doors of Batchelder School   For the month preceding Read Across America Day which was celebrated in Hartford on March 9, 2015, the teachers and students of Batchelder School delved into Dr. Seuss books.  From Pre-K to 8th grade the texts provided so many grade-appropriate means by which […]

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Teachers: Access Museum Images Instantly at the Wadsworth’s Teacher Portal

          Access Museum Images Instantly Place the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art at the heart of student learning–your classroom! Browse our new online teacher portal, which provides PreK-12 educators access to images of our permanent collection and special exhibitions. Be sure to check back often for new content! How to Gain […]

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