Monday, November 24, 2014

Claxton Student Government

Claxton Student Government's first service learning project was to decorate trees for Hospice. Here's a snap of trees from many Claxton students. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

4th ASG Reading

Our ASG Reading group for fourth grade complete introductory seminar work from Junior Great Books. I have compiled their reflection work (including an assessment at the end) as well as participation maps from our discussions.
Here are the goals they identified for our future work:

a.  Look at the person who is talking and NOT raise our hand!!
b.  Less out of turn talking
c.  Listen to others respectfully instead of blurting out
d.  Not to talk when other people are talking, and listen to other peoples' ideas
e.  To not interrupt each other and NOT raise hand!
f.  Focus on Book, not distractions
g.  Pay attention when other people are talking
h.  Not disrupting each other (saying stuff more often - sometimes)
i.   Pay attention

From the mouths of babes...
Actually, I do think we are making some sure (if slow) inroads to communicating better as a group. Not raising hands is kind of a biggie, evidently. It's tough (in a good way!) when you've got students who are SO willing to share.

We met today (11/7) during lunch to try to keep up with our missed class from last Tuesday. Next Tuesday is a holiday, so we'll pull together when we can.

I really appreciate students (and especially fourth grade teachers!) being patient with a flexible schedule!

We're continuing to read Neil Gaiman's Coraline. They should read to page 126 by next Wednesday. They have the schedule.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Student Government Officers

Here's a snap of our newly-elected student government officers. Today the officers were presented to Principal Dechant in preparation for this year's work.