Park Street Elementary School

Park Street Elementary School has a student body that is almost 100% minority. The teachers and administration at the school work together to uphold the school's educational philosophy: "Engaging Instruction, Empowering Achievement. Every Day, Every Child, No Excuses."
Park Street Elementary School has a student body that is almost 100% minority. The teachers and administration at the school work together to uphold the school’s educational philosophy: “Engaging Instruction, Empowering Achievement. Every Day, Every Child, No Excuses.”

Ms. Walker uses thinking maps in her large and small group lessons.


 

 

Teachers throughout Park Street Elementary School use thinking maps to ensure a continuum of learning across all grade levels. Teachers believe that the thinking maps help students struggling with English to solve problems and organize their learning. Ms. Walker uses these maps in her large and small group lessons, as well as for students’ independent work.

 

 

Watch Ms. Walker discuss how thinking maps have improved learning within her classroom and the entire school. (dialup  OR broadband)


Watch Ms. Walker introduce her lesson on identifying types of sentences. (dialup OR broadband)


Watch Ms. Walker and her students complete a tree thinking map regarding types of sentences. (dialup  OR broadband)


Watch Ms. Walker’s students work independently on thinking maps. (dialup OR broadband)

This class has watched its caterpillars change into butterflies.


 

Another class takes advantage of a beautiful spring day to celebrate the conclusion of their butterfly lesson. For weeks, this class has watched its caterpillars change into butterflies. Now it is time to share the poems and songs they have been practicing and release the butterflies.

 


Watch an outdoor lesson to mark the conclusion of another class’ butterfly unit. (dialup  OR broadband)