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WHPS and the West Hartford School Readiness Council are pleased to provide a three-part series on parenting and teaching children at home during the Coronavirus.

At-Home Learning for Elementary School Students

At-Home Learning Plans

At-Home Learning Plans for Week 9, May 26 - May 29.

Online Resources to Explore 

Explore resources for literacy, mathematics, physical and creative expression as well as ways students can think about being kind and of service to others and communicating their feelings during this time of change.

Pupil Services

The first step in adjusting to this period of time is to maintain structure at home and keep students engaged in positive, productive activities. The following resources are provided to help with this. 

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At Smith STEM School we have a state of the art science lab.

All students visit the science lab each week.

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At Smith STEM School we use a lot of varied technology.

We have a recording studio in the music room, and we do many different STEAM PM classes activities involving technology.


The Engineering is Elementary program at Smith STEM School is a curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. We began implementing engineering in all grade levels at our school for the 2012-2013 school year, our first year as STEM school.
Kindergarten: Building Walls (Material Engineering)
Grade 1:  Designing Hand Pollinators (Agricultural Engineering)
Grade 2:  Improving a Play Dough Process (Chemical Engineering)
Grade 2:  Designing Windmills (Mechanical Engineering)
Grade 3:  Designing Submersibles (Ocean Engineering)
Grade 3:  Making Words Easier - Simple Machines (Industrial Engineering)
Grade 4:  Designing Water Filters (Environmental Engineering)
Grade 4:  Cleaning an Oil Spill (Environmental Engineering)
Grade 5:  Designing Maglev Systems (Transportation Engineering)




Mrs. Foley runs math enrichment groups for grades 3, 4, and 5!

Grade three students are studying number systems. First, they are exploring our own base ten numeration system. They will focus on the role that place value plays in our base ten number system Then they will compare and contrast different numeration systems.

Grade four students are studying algebra.  Students will study variables, expressions and equations, and how to use logical reasoning and problem solving strategies. 

Grade five students are learning about how variables change in relation to one another. They analyzed graphs to determine what was happening in given situation. Students are challenged to use a variety of strategies to tackle these rigorous tasks!