Walk your child to the classroom and have him/her show you their Andy Warhol inspired self-portraits, mini-memoirs, and personal timelines. Each piece reflects a thoughtful and creative approaches to each project.
Last week, we began our daily spelling program. Please have your child tell you about the process and the reason behind the method we are using. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, each student writes a short reflection on what they learned the previous day and places it on their clothespin by the door. As part of this process, they answer three questions:
1) What did you do as a learner/friend/scientist/historian/reader/writer/artist/technician/thinker/classroom, family, community contributor yesterday?
2) How did you do it?
3) What did you learn?
At the end of the week, I compile a class "learnings" list. It's often fascinating for them (and me) to see this collection of experiences.
For a complete overview about what is happening in the 5/6 classrooms, please go to: http://horizons56.weebly.com