Welcome to the homepage for Fiske Elementary School, located in the historic town of Lexington, Massachusetts. Fiske is a K-5 school with an approximate student population of 500 students. Our school has a reputation for strong parental support and having a welcoming, inclusive environment.
We hope that you find our school web site a comprehensive place to find information about the school and about Lexington Public Schools. Our goal is to maintain our site so that news, information, and events are up to date and help keep the Fiske School community informed.
Please be sure to check our site often and let us know how we can improve it. Communication is a large part of the work we do!
all students should be actively engaged in learning and that instruction should be differentiated to the greatest extent possible for all.
that in order to build a respectful environment for teaching and learning, we should know all students as learners, both academically and socially.
there should be consistent and common language across grade levels and schools with clear and concise learning expectations for all students.
students should be helped to take responsibility for their own learning and that there should be a gradual release of responsibility with their learning.
all staff should be enthusiastic about teaching and that they must be collaborative in regards to planning.
there should be connections made to various content areas through multi modal instruction that addresses varied learning styles.
mini-lessons should be short, powerful, focused and that objectives should be clearly stated to all students.
all students need to have prior knowledge activated during instruction and that when needed, wait time is essential for those that need it.
varied forms and types of frequent assessment (screening, formative, summative, interim) are necessary to find out what students have learned and that closure to lessons is important to reinforce objectives.
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