It continues to blow me away what the students in Room D4 are capable of. On Monday we eliminated assigned seating and replaced it with flexible seating. The students have been terrific with this move and have proven to be extremely mature with this much autonomy.
At the beginning of the day, students find a place that they think is best for their learning. Some stay at desks, others move to the floor, and some to the tables I’ve lowered to sitting level. When we transition from subject to subject, students are also welcome move to a different area of the room.
Thank you to all the parents and families for donating items and time to our End of Term and Halloween Celebration. The students had a great time as evidenced by the photos below!
It took 40 instructional days before students in Room D4 figured out that seeing my camera out didn’t mean I was texting, it meant I was taking pictures. Consequently, getting students to look and behave naturally is just about impossible. Instead, the class has been taken over by the photobomb! Take a look for yourself.
Families gathered for our first Brown Bag Lunch that included a short look at word study. Parents ate lunch with their kids and then did a word sort with the suffixes –able and –ible. This was followed by a description of morphology and then a chance to see how they could help their scholars at home. It was a terrific day and I am glad so many chose to attend—including three grandparents!!