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Homeroom - Room 18 - 2010/2011
Room 18

 

It is so important we get started each morning at 7:30 AM sharp!  We'll begin our Morning Meeting with a time of greeting, we'll use an interactive chart, share what is going on in our lives, and play a fun game together.  This is where we discuss our week's events, hand out field trip permission slips, discuss scheduling changes, and stay informed about what is happening school wide.  We will also meet weekly with our kindergarten buddies in Kate's class.  Homeroom 18 is a great place to start each school day!

Guiding Principles for Responsive Classroom

  • Social learning is as important to success as academic learning.
  • We learn best by constructing our own understanding through exploration, discovery, application, and reflection.
  • The greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interactions within a supportive community.
  • There is a set of personal/social skills that students need to learn and practice in order to be successful socially and academically:  Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-control.
  • Knowing the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of the students we teach is as important as knowing the content we teach.
  • Trust among adults is a fundamental necessity for academic and social success in a learning community.

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Kindergarten Buddies
Kindergarten buddies and middle schoolers learn and play together!
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