It is hard to believe we are into our first few weeks! We have spent our first few weeks getting to know each other and create a comfortable, engaging learning environment. Taking the time to create our routines and expectations together is critical in setting a foundation for a productive year of growth. Encouraging children to take an active role in this process creates leadership, independence and "buy in." We read many stories about respect and kindness. One being What if Everybody Did That, which reminded us that our actions can affect others in positive or negative ways. We worked together to create expectations for our classroom and break down "rules" so we understand what behavior is expected. For example, one friend said we should listen to each other. We decided that that would be part of the respectful category. This week we will learn this classroom promise, which sums up our values and expectations.
When we care about each other and our classroom we share what we have, listen carefully, help each other learn, work hardand have fun together. We understand that everyone makes mistakes, that we stand upfor ourselves and each other, and when someone asks us to stop we stop. This is who we are even when no one is watching.
Looking forward to another great week together!
We also discussed the 3 B's....well actually they became the 5 B's
Ask us what it means to be safe, respectful, responsible, peaceful & creative!
Be Safe – (Safe bodies, Kind words, Good choices)
Be Respectful – (Eye contact, Listen, Follow directions)
Be Responsible – (Be honest. Take care of ourselves. Take care of each other. Take care of materials. Do quality work.)
Be Creative- Use your imagination & try new things.
Be Peaceful- Include others-Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Meet your future graduates!