The Classroom Community
An important part of being a member of a classroom family is understanding how to work together. This year we would like to try to help the children to understand how to do this. Our most important rules are to let others learn and to treat others in a way in which you would like to be treated. We believe that working together is so very important. It is the best way for us to help the children understand the importance of respect, responsibility, and cooperation.
THRIVING IN LEARNING
The three biggest ideas from the common core that drive instruction and learning in the classroom are the following:
1-Thinking deeply-analyze, discuss, evaluate and justify their thinking.
2-Integrating learning-the ability to apply learning to different situations.
3-Showing how they know-show proof and evidence orally or in writing.
In first grade, children are encouraged to attempt learning multiple times in different ways. They will become familiar with the process of trying, not succeeding, re-evaluation their attempts, seeking resources to guide them, and re-trying. This will help students develop a sense of self-perseverance in their learning.