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Welcome,  Bienvenidos,  Benvenuto, &  Bienvenue 

 

Hello, Family !  Hola, Familia !  Ciao, Famiglia !   Allô, Famille !

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Maestra Signorina Spadano  is the hat that I'm privileged to wear proudly

in class, en clase, en clase, en classe 

 

You have witnessed the captivating concept of a quadruple compelling cognate . . . with more magic on the way.

 

 

I'm thrilled to be planning for the beginning of 2020-2021,

 

my second year of teaching stellar students in grades K-6 at Wenonah Elementary ! 

 

2019-2020 was my first year at Wenonah Elementary, and I am honored to have been invited into

 

many meaningful micro moments with students, staff, families, and friends in the Wenonah Wildcats Community.

 

 

Miss Christine Ellen Spadano

is my name, mi nombre, mio nome, mon nom. 

Perhaps 'mon nom' is a palindrome? What do you think?

 

One of my goals is to provide instructional materials that are highly individualized and personalized to match the precise learning profile of each studentestudiante, studente, étudiant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peruse my own slideshows, por favor, per favore.  

Links are located at the top left

 

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1. Welcoming World of Words with Wenonah Wildcats

 

2. Family / Familia / Famiglia / Famille

 

3. Gustar the Star - To Like the Star

 

4. Fully Fruitful Friday - Vibrant Viernes

 

5. See You Later Alligator !  =  Hasta Luego, Cocodrilo !

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hb66FH9AzI&feature=youtu.be

 

*  As Mr. Bill Haley sings: "See You Later, Alligator!"

*  You will sing (aka 'duet'): "Hasta Luego, Cocodrilo!"

 

 

 

 

 


----( Let's aim even higher, mis estudiantes inteligentes . . .)----

* Second Verse: "After a While, Crocodile!"
* Your Parte: "Después un Tiempo, Cocodrilo!"

 

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Back to School Night on Wednesday, 9.18.19 holds a special place in my mind and in my heart. 

I'm happy to have met with some of our parents and guardians, who shared flattering feedback with me. 

 

Although I'm new to the Wenonah Wildcats Community, I've been an educator since 2006. 

I earned all of the following professional credentials at GHS and Rowan University: 

 

1.  High School & College: excelled in all language coursework: Spanish & Italian

2.  Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences

3.  First NJ Certification, 2006: Elementary Teacher, K - 8.

4.  Undergraduate Reading Certification student: 4.0 GPA.  

5.  Master of Arts degree in Reading Education: 3.86 GPA. 

6.  Second NJ Certification, 2011Reading Specialist, K-12.

7.  Third NJ Certification, 20??: Doctorate in Reading Education  

 

I firmly believe in lifelong education, and that literacy is the great equalizer in emboldening

each child to reach his/her fullest potential and lead a dynamic, fulfilling life. 

 

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    "One of my life goals is to earn an educational doctoral degree

     with a specialization in reading & literacy." 

     - Miss C.Ellen Spadano, Ed.D. candidate

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Teaching Timeline:

 

1.  Full Time Elementary Literacy Coach and PBSIS Team Member - West Deptford Public Schools 

 

2.  Full Time Middle School Language Arts Reading Teacher - Gateway Regional

 

3.  Resource Room Teacher and 

     60% World Language Elementary TeacherPitman Public Schools

 

4.  Permanent World Language Teacher - Wenonah Elementary School

 

     To date, I have accumuated nearly 50 professional development credits.

 

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Formal Written Evaluations:

 

1.  March 2014: First formal teacher evaluation, conducted by WDPS principal.

     McREL evaluated as accomplished in technology

 

2.  November 2015: McREL evaluated as accomplished along three standards and strands. 

 

3.  April 2019: Deemed effective in multiple components utilizing the

     Charlotte Danielson Model for Teacher Evaluations. 

 

4.  October 2019:  McREL evaluated as accomplished in nearly every standard, and along

     eight standards and strands at the highest level of the evaluation: 4/4 - distinguished !

 

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The captivating concept of cognates compelled me to cultivate a collaborative classroom

climate of creativity... and alliteration...  

  

Since cognates are words, phrases, and sentences with a strikingly similar structure, sound,

and meaning in two or more languages, research supports the use of compelling cognates in

your child's real world application and retention of new terms in our ongoing study of

Languages, Language Arts, and other subject areas.  

 

Triple cognates are "wowza words" as they add an additional level of allure to the process

of retention:

 

Adios !   Spanish 

Addio !   Italian 

Adieu !   French 

 

 

Did you know that there are approximately 20,000 cognates between English and Spanish ?

 

Did you know that there are approximately 2,000 cognates between Spanish and Italian ?

 

 

"Cognates are more than 25,000 frequently used English words that are unmistakably understood by

Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Catalan speakers, among others."

 

~ Rubén Morán: Academic Director at The Benedict Schools of Languages, Ecuador

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Leaning on the strength of compelling cognates, your child(ren) will have fun making the critical connections !

 

It is a joy for me to be a small part of such an exciting lifelong learning process in your child's

life.  Along with reading and responding to peer reviewed education journals, I plan to glean

valuable insights from the wise Wenonah community: administrators, district based police

officers, school nurse, child study team, colleagues, office personnel, facilities and

maintenance experts, parents, grandparents, guardians, student safety officers, and

stellar students. 

 

I strive to embolden your child(ren) by using best practices in education.  Students thrive in

an environment of parity, because learning activities are adjusted to appeal to the individual

literacy strengths, needs, and unique funds of knowledge of each learner.  

 

Differentiated instruction will be evident, as a variety of learning methods will be in place

to build confident, curious classmates.  

 

Many of my own Google Slideshows will be periodically posted at the top left of this page.  

In that vein, technology will be infused into every language lesson, and all lessons will be

closely aligned with the NJ CCC Standards for World Languages: 

 

https://www.nj.gov/education/aps/cccs/wl/

 

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First and foremost, my students are immersed in a classroom climate of consistency, ensuring

that gestures of respect and politeness are directed toward every person in the Wenonah

Wildcats School Community: peers, and people of all professions.  This ideology empowers

us to carefully construct a community of safety, support, and success. 

 

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,

an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to

turn a life around.”

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia (Boo/SKAL/eeah)

  Teacher, Author, PBS Top Speaker

  My favorite educator

 

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"At 100, I have a mind that is superior -thanks to experience- than when I was 20."
 ~ Dr. Rita Levi Montalcini

 

Parents, grandparents, and guardians are a vital part of our collective goal. 

I welcome you to contact me with questions and updates regarding your child(ren),

grandchild(ren), nephew(s), and niece(s), or simply to say:

 

Hello ! Hola ! Ciao ! Allô !

 

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Thank you for your time.

Gracias por tu tiempo.

Grazie per il tuo tempo.

Merci pour votre temps. 

 

     

 

 

 

My staff e-mail address is: cspadano@wenonahschool.org

 

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"While a people preserves its language; it preserves the marks of liberty."

 ~ Jose Rizal

 

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