The Lee Academy Pilot School is a fully inclusive, autonomous school, built on partnerships with families, educators, and community members. By meeting children’s social-emotional needs and by guiding them to strive for academic excellence, we are a community which is inclusive, diverse, and equitable valuing all kinds of learners and backgrounds. We celebrate the joy of learning by fostering creativity and curiosity while nurturing the individual genius in every child.
We offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities; ranging from music, physical education, yoga, art, science, Tae Kwon Do, and dance.
A partnership with Urbanity Dance in the fall and Tae Kwon Do lessons in the winter.
Before and after school programs in our building
Students find joy in learning through multiple, diverse experiences. Academically, we use a tiered system of support to address the academic and behavioral needs of each student. We continually monitor students’ academic progress.
This was a busy week! In reading, we began our study of water and access to water around the world. Students read about the importance of water for plants and animals, as well as about the water cycle. In writing, we began our next project. Students will be changemakers by writing letters about something they want to change in our communi
This was a busy week! In reading, we began our study of water and access to water around the world. Students read about the importance of water for plants and animals, as well as about the water cycle. In writing, we began our next project. Students will be changemakers by writing letters about something they want to change in our community or school. I can’t wait to see what they decide to write about! In math, we began our study of data by creating and answering questions about bar graphs and pictographs. The most exciting news is that both third grade classrooms got their new classroom pets this week - a gerbil! Students will continue to observe the gerbils and learn all about them. Things you can ask your student this weekend: Practice multiplication and division facts! Students are expected to know all their facts 0-10 by the end of the year. Collect some data and make a bar graph (i.e. ask people in your family what their favorite color is), then ask “How many more” questions (i.e. How many more people chose purple than yellow?) Ask your third grader what surprising things they’ve learned about water this week Ask your third grader what they may want to change in their school or neighborhood community Important Dates: Thursdays until the end of the year: Boston Nature Center activities Wednesday, May 11: Class Picture Day Tuesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 19: Math MCAS Monday, May 31: No School
This Week in 2nd grade:
This Week in 2nd grade: This week in foundational skills, we are reviewing the long vowel sound of “i”. It can be made in several ways; i_e, igh, ie, and sometimes y; like in the words kite, light, pie, and cry. This week in math, we are working on a new unit called How Many Tens? How Many Hundreds? In this unit s
This Week in 2nd grade:
This Week in 2nd grade: This week in foundational skills, we are reviewing the long vowel sound of “i”. It can be made in several ways; i_e, igh, ie, and sometimes y; like in the words kite, light, pie, and cry. This week in math, we are working on a new unit called How Many Tens? How Many Hundreds? In this unit students continue to work on solving addition and subtraction problems, understanding place value and the comparison of 3-digit numbers, and adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers. Also, practicing their addition and subtraction facts to 20 to become fluent with the facts to 100. Also, we will be taking the end of the year Unit 5 assessment. This week in reading, we are starting a new unit called Where in The World Are We? Students will be able to identify and learn facts about the 7 continents and 5 oceans. This week students will be learning about Europe and some important landmarks and what makes the continent unique. This week in writing, second graders will learn about a new writing style. Students will be writing informational paragraphs. They will be able to learn and gather facts and information about a location and inform and teach their audience about a continent of their choice.
Dear 1st Grade Families, Can you believe that it is almost the end of the year! In the months of May and June there are many exciting school and classroom events to look forward to! In reading, we are learning about “ordinary people who changed the world.” So far, this has included known figures like Martin Luther King, but also some les
Dear 1st Grade Families, Can you believe that it is almost the end of the year! In the months of May and June there are many exciting school and classroom events to look forward to! In reading, we are learning about “ordinary people who changed the world.” So far, this has included known figures like Martin Luther King, but also some lesser known stories like the one of Emmanuel Yesboah. Ask your child what it takes for an ordinary person to change the world! In phonics, we are finishing up r-controlled vowels (ar, or, er, ir, ur) and will start to focus on breaking up longer words. . While students are reading, if they get to a tricky word tell them to look for parts they know inside of a word.
In math, students have been working identifying how many tens and ones are inside of a number like 73. Students need to be able to look at that number and know how many tens and how many ones are needed to make it. To reinforce this skill, we use a special tool called Base 10 Blocks. In addition to this skill, students are also working to be able to mentally add or subtract 10 from a given number. For example what is 73-10? 73+10? Have your student draw 73 in base 10 blocks and show what it looks like to add 10, and subtract 10! 73+10= 73-10=
K0/K1 is currently immersed in our "World of Color" unit.
Children are exploring the colors in their world. They are learning about the functionality of color: color communicates information & ideas and is an identifying feature in art and nature. Children are refining their experience with color mixing to include tinting & shading. They
K0/K1 is currently immersed in our "World of Color" unit.
Children are exploring the colors in their world. They are learning about the functionality of color: color communicates information & ideas and is an identifying feature in art and nature. Children are refining their experience with color mixing to include tinting & shading. They are learning about permanent and temporary colors, staining and fading. Children are learning that color names can be inspired by objects, emotions, and experiences. Children are also exploring the concepts of same & different, the richness of diversity, and the aesthetic appeal of color. They learn how colors, feelings, attitudes and perspectives can transform.
Mr. Chery has served as our leader since September 2021, and before that served as a principal fellow from the Boston College Lynch Leadership Academy program at the Phineas Bates Elementary School in Roslindale during the 2020-21 school year. While there, Mr. Chery led instructional work by providing educators with feedback on their teaching, leading instructional teams, and reviewing curricula. He increased family involvement through equity affinity groups and facilitated race and equity dialogues among staff. Additionally, Mr. Chery has experience teaching at the elementary level in the Boston Public Schools. He began his career in BPS as a cluster substitute at the Fredrick Pilot Middle School where he taught 7th and 8th-grade science, served as a long-term 3rd-grade substitute teacher at Perkins Elementary School where he would later proudly teach second grade, and continue to do so at Mattahunt Elementary School. Mr. Chery is passionate and committed to urban education. He strongly believes that true education also teaches and develops strong character. His educational philosophy is that all children have a right to quality public education, and he strongly believes he has an ethical accountability to make it available to all students within his sphere of influence and irrespective of social constructs.
Our professional staff demonstrates our commitment to social justice by empowering our students.
Early Educator in room 101
Ms. Medina is the heart of Lee Academy she has been a co educator with early ed but it versitile. She took the role of art teacher and now trying out the first grade.
Early educator room 103
I am the Children's Yoga Specialist And Surround care paraprofessional in room 104. BTU representative and Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Coordinator.
Inclusion Teacher room 102
Early Educator room 104
Surround Care para in room 101
She is the heart and soul of the Lee Academy and when she plays the beat to her own drum for our students. Early Educator room 104
Early Educator in room 106
Enjoys spontaneous fun adventures
Early educator room 105
Early educator room 105
Surround care para in room 106
First grade teacher at Lee Academy. I love helping students discover the reader inside them!
A Lee Academy veteran who we all love and adore
Early educator room 107
Surround Care para for the first grade team, currently helping out with our littles.
Language & Literacy Interventionist
Early Educator in room 205
Surround Care para in room 205
Early educator room 204
Surround Care para in room 204
ESL for 2nd grade
Early Educator in room 203
Surround care super hero in room 203
Early Educator in room 202
Surround care para in room 202
Hi, I'm Keri Purple. I am the Director of Instruction. I have been at the Lee Academy for many years now and have enjoyed watching so many of our students grow up over the years here. I support teachers with observation, feedback, data inquiry cycles, unit development, and planning. I support students in small group intervention as needed as well.
School Social Worker
Family Liaison who has The best of both worlds, with kids who are students at the Lee Academy and also a part of the Lee team.
I'm the math coach at LAPS. I've been working at the school for 5 years. I love my job because I get to learn with and from the amazing teachers and students at the school. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my kids. Our hobbies include taking walks/hikes, going to the beach, traveling and watching sports.
Science teacher former 3rd grade hero
Physical Education intstructor
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