October 14, 2020 | Ms. Jonker
I really appreciate the way this cohort participates enthusiastically throughout the school day. Not only do the students participate fully, but they help brainstorm ways to make participating more fun. Here are some ways I’ve seen this recently.
We always begin worship with a responsive reading. The students let me know how much they enjoy leading this time, so now a different student takes the leader role each day as we begin worship reading God’s word together. It’s so good to hear each student’s voice.
On-campus students have been really enjoying trivia at snack time. Like many fun games we’ve been enjoying this year, trivia was a student-initiated activity and we are loving it!
Many students have been vocal about their enjoyment of small groups. We have small groups for reading and math. Soon we will also tackle writing skills during small groups. One student remarked that attending small group feels like attending a very important and official meeting (which is, of course, true!)
We have started our very first STEAM presentations about topics we are interested in and about ourselves! This is an opportunity for us to all get on zoom together and listen in about one another’s interests. The students have been willing presenters and respectful listeners. Students have been creatively composing their slideshows and safely helping one another troubleshoot as they learn how to use Google Slides.
These are just a few ways students have been participating recently. Enjoy some pictures below of recent happenings in the Adventurous cohort.