One of the things I really want to work on this year is building a community of learners within my classroom. During the first couple of days, we have already started getting to know each other – and how to work together. I have also been sharing with my students information about our class jobs, assessment, and community environment.
I cannot tell you how pleased I am already with the way my students are working together. Not only that – but they help each other out and often without me prompting them. This is even more impressive since I have a couple of large classes – my biggest has 31 students, but they are very good about working together, having fun, and still respecting each other. I have high hopes for this school year. If they are already so cognizant of what is required for working together and helping each other, I know we are going to accomplish incredible things together this year. I was conferring with a colleague, and we agree that this group has the ability to do some amazing things together. I cannot wait to see where the journey takes us this year!