After receiving the report card last Friday, one student and his mother met with me to brainstorm solutions for getting work completed on time. Together we developed something that looks like the daily checklist that is below. I have already shared this checklist to all of the other students and received positive feedback from many who said they were interested in using something like it for themselves.
MONDAY’s To Do:
TUESDAY’s To Do:
WEDNESDAY’s To Do:
THURSDAY’s To Do:
It is my goal to protect each child’s right to a daily uninterrupted work period of 180 minutes. If that work period is used appropriately, then there is more than enough time to complete the expected works each week.
If you feel that having a checklist like this might help your child improve their time management and focus, feel free to utilize the Google Document with the same tables as above by following this link:
Making a copy of the document will allow it to be personalized.
End of Year Trip Packet
Clint’s Class, End of Year Trip to Southern Oregon
Tuesday, May 23 - Friday, May 26
IMPORTANT DUE DATES:
Architects in Schools
On Wednesday of this week we welcomed Tina Ely, Architect and Project Manager at State of Oregon Department of Administrative Services. She is volunteering in our classroom as part of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon (afo) six-week residency program for elementary schools. The program, called Architects in Schools (AIS), is the foundation’s longest-running, signature program. In 2003, afo assumed administration of the program from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Under afo, the program has grown from annually serving 800 to more than 4,500 students in the Portland metropolitan area, Central Oregon, Salem, Eugene, Medford and Ashland. The AIS curriculum guide supports Oregon’s learning goals and includes environmental sustainability content.
A Blast from the Past!
February 20 marks the one year anniversary of our class starting the partnering with 4J’s NATIVES Program and retired teacher Vic Hansen to hand carve Ridgeline’s cedar totem pole. On February 20, families drove to Roseburg to be part of the very special Cedar Tree Blessing and Smudging Ceremony lead by Brenda and Joe Brainard.