Mr. Ackerman's Blog

Telling our story through images

April 4, 2016 · No Comments

Images say a lot. That is why I enjoy making and sending out these quick videos of what is happening at Lane. Enjoy.

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Friday Video Fun

March 6, 2016 · No Comments

Latest video from Lane…..

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February 13th Video

February 12, 2016 · No Comments

Another great week at Lane. Here is a video to show you some sights and sounds from our school. Enjoy.

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Friday Video

January 27, 2016 · No Comments

Lots of great things happening at Lane. Here is a quick video to give you a “flavor” for a Friday at Lane.

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Survey for Parents

January 16, 2016 · No Comments

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Veterans Day Ceremony (video)

November 12, 2015 · No Comments

I was very proud of our school’s ceremony yesterday to honor our Veterans. Hopefully your child shared his/her thoughts on the ceremony with you. It’s always impressive to see the different people who make up the U.S. Armed Forces. There were mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, and some grandparents too. We were particularly grateful and honored to have two Bedford mothers with us, who’s sons were killed in Iraq. Mrs Hart lost her son John in 2003. Mrs Desiato's son, Travis, was killed in 2004.

Matt Hall created this video to give you a sense of the event. Special thanks to our very helpful crew from BEST for coming to school at 7:00am to decorate.

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10 PICS in 10 MINUTES

October 26, 2015 · No Comments

Another short video showing what goes on at Lane in a typical day. I walked around with my camera seeing what I could capture with 10 pics in 10 minutes. Enjoy.

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Friday Morning Meeting

September 18, 2015 · No Comments

Every Friday we have some fun…..

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New Reading Teacher

August 13, 2015 · No Comments

We have hired Kate Briggs to replace our long-time Reading Teacher, Linda Volpicelli. Kate comes to us from the Wellesley schools.  Here is a Q and A with Kate to help you get to know her.

Why did you want to become a reading teacher?

I have been a classroom teacher for about ten years, and my desire to become a reading teacher stemmed out of my love of being a classroom teacher.  Over time I realized how incredibly important the ability to read is to students, especially struggling students, and I wanted to learn more about how to help my strugglers.

What excites you about coming to the Lane School?

I have spent almost all of my career teaching third through fifth grade as a classroom teacher, and I am so excited to be able to focus on those grades as a reading teacher. I got such a great, warm feeling being at the Lane School for my interview, and I am really looking forward to working together to collaborate for the success of all of our students.

What is your fondest memory of when you were in grades 3-5 as a student?

I absolutely loved my third, fourth and fifth grade teachers; their faces are what jumped into my head as I thought about this question.  I was a very shy child and I remember being a finalist in the school spelling bee as fifth grader; it came down to myself and an eighth grader, and we went back and forth for a long time.  At one point, my teacher Mr. Horwitt snuck out to call my mom and fill her in and my mom told me later that he was crying.  I just felt so loved and I felt how proud he was of me on that day, which really pushed me to try to take more risks and helped me believe in myself.

Tell us one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?

For a short time as a child I wanted to be an actress; when I was twelve I ended up starring in a short film that was an NYU film student’s thesis project.  It premiered at our local movie theater; the highlight of my short-lived acting career!

Any highlights from the summer so far?

I am writing this from vacation in Maine with my family; it is so amazing to be by the ocean and to be out in nature.  I got to try stand-up paddle boarding and am loving it!

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Interview with Jon Mari

August 13, 2015 · No Comments

As some of you may know, our school psychologist, Colleen Farnham, will be out this year on maternity leave. She had a healthy baby girl in July!! We have hired Jon Mari to take her place. Jon will make a wonderful addition to our staff.

Here is a short Q and A with Jon:

Why did you want to become a school psychologist?

Whether it was through early volunteering or tutoring experiences, I have always found it rewarding to help struggling students. It was interesting to discover each individual’s unique experience at school. School psychology has also enabled me to collaborate with other education professionals to hopefully have a positive impact on students.

What excites you about coming to the Lane School?

I am excited to meet and work with the faculty at Lane School. I feel very lucky in joining a great school district. The campus is beautiful and I look forward to learning more about the Bedford community.

What is your fondest memory of when you were in grades 3-5 as a student?

During my fourth grade year, I came in second place at the school spelling bee. The following year, when the competition was again approaching, I began studying word lists daily and even made flash cards for words I had trouble with. It was one of my fondest memories because the motivation and hard work paid off.

Tell us one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?

I love attending exercise classes via CrossFit gyms I learn new things every day and surprise myself at the progress I have made the past three and a half years. It is always fun and engaging. Each day is different and there is always a skill that I need to work or improve on.

Any highlights from the summer so far?

The highlight of this summer has definitely been the process of moving from Florida to the greater Boston area. I am excited for new surroundings and looking forward to creating new experiences in such a great community.

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