Each year is a journey which we begin in late August where we are allowed to explore in mathematics, science, social studies and the English language arts and students are continually amazed at the level they are capable of achieving.
In our responsive classroom we are working together to create a safe and caring environment where everyone feels safe to share their ideas and opinions without fear of ridicule. Our Morning Meeting greetings teach us to treat each other with respect, but also to have fun because you never know what I will dream up for a greeting! Our Morning Meetings are also a forum where I can introduce new material they will be learning about later that day and thus have a chance to voice any concerns or share any information they may already have on the new topic. I can also use this time to check and see if there are any concerns or confusion about what they learned the previous day. Students can also choose to share clips from their home life and or any concerns they have about school. And finally, it is a time that we can play team building games to learn how to work together more successfully.