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September 30, 2020 | Ms. Jonker
In the coming weeks, Adventurous will start writing its community covenant. We will reflect on our strengths and growing points, and we will make a formal agreement that will help us make goals for the future.
Adventurous has already connected a lot as a community this year. The students are currently working on a community slideshow. Each student is making one slide about what traits they, as individuals, bring to our community. Are they helpful? Energetic? Patient? Kind? Enthusiastic? The students love making slides, and this activity also connects with our current study of character traits, which we have learned are words that describe someone’s personality.
Zoom connects us in many ways. Zoom connects in-person students to those coming to class remotely. Zoom connects our class to teachers who teach us remotely. Zoom also provides a way for us to have socially-distanced small group meetings within the classroom.
I’ve observed the in-person students participate enthusiastically in a variety of park games. They’ve also taken ownership of those games and shared ideas for how to make them more fun. I’ve observed them include one another in unstructured games both at park and during free time in the classroom.
While Adventurous is a very focused group with a lot of stamina for academic tasks, I have observed that they also enjoy humor. I have really enjoyed sharing a good laugh with this group. They also have great energy for fun “brain break” games that we play from time to time.
We are looking forward to the year ahead!