Dear 3B families,
We hope you have had a great week. We certainly did! Please look out for a Doodle sign-up invitation for the upcoming student-led conferences. The list of advisees/advisors is below. Just sign up for your advisor. You will be receiving sign-up links for these conferences early next week, but we wanted this to be on your radar.
We would like you to know why students are included in these conferences. Student-led conferences offer opportunity for developmentally appropriate self-reflection, and they create a situation in which students must examine their own learning. When they have to gather information and then reflect on the meaning of that information, they are put in a position of assuming responsibility for their actions. And, when students know their strengths and weaknesses, they are capable of making changes in their learning habits. The teacher is moved out of the role of sole informant. Children’s opinions and insights about their learning are equally as important as the teacher’s comments.
This week ask me…
- about the Shakespearean plays we saw;
- to tell you what evaporation is;
- about Epic, our new online book resource;
- about the different stops at Ellis Island that immigrants had to visit before "landing" in America;
- how my friendships are going.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Diane and Anna