In our class, we learn about and practice Classroom Habitudes. These are seven attributes that contribute to lifelong learning and success. They are Perseverance, Imagination, Curiosity, Adaptability, Passion, Self-Awareness and Courage. These attributes are the foundation of our class beliefs. They are discussed in detail in the book "Classroom Habitudes" by Angela Maiers.
In our class we spend part of each week exploring Genius Hour topics. Genius hour is a time for students to explore a topic they are passionate about and wish to learn about in depth. They then share their learning in a variety of ways. To learn more about Genius Hour, please watch this video.
Each student has a Freshgrade eportfolio which documents their learning journey over the year. It is a digital reporting tool which gives you access to your child's progress at any time. In addition to the snapshots I will email to you, you may view and comment on your child's learning after logging on at https://www.freshgrade.com/. There is also a free parent app available for iphone or android, which will notify you each time your child has had something added to their portfolio. Your child also has a log in code and is expected to comment and add to their freshgrade portfolio throughout the year.