Prior to break, I had the opportunity to speak with families about their child's progress. What was surprising to me this year was the fact that for many conferences both parents attended (Yeah!) and that children also attended. This is highly atypical for our school. But it was a great opportunity for us to "talk" about areas of strength and weakness. With that in mind, when we returned to school, we made hats stating our goals for this year. (Thank you, Mrs. Perry for the inspriration.)
( Redid this twice! That's how hard this child is trying!)
(I will have nice penmanship and I will be better at reading.)
This activity helped us talk about our Learning Targets for this trimester. I told them what we would be learning in each of the subject areas; reading, writing and language arts. We then, talked about how we had a period of time to master this. We also talked about how some of these items were things we already knew; skipping by 5s. But I also stated that some things were going to be challenging for some; reading long vowel words.
(These were created by former students. Hope to do this soon with this class.)
I have posted on my class website for parents and students our Learning Targets for the trimester. If you would like to view them, leave a comment and I will send you the link. How do you keep your class informed about their learning? Do students know if they are successful or need extra support?
Happy Learning and Teaching!