November 10, Author: Newsletters, memos, meet the teacher nights, conference days, report cards, and homework are some of the ways schools typically communicate with families. Learning the language of school is no easy task when you are not living and breathing it day in and day out.
November 10, Author: Newsletters, memos, meet the teacher nights, conference days, report cards, and homework are some of the ways schools typically communicate with families.
Learning the language of school is no easy task when you are not living and breathing it day in and day out.
But guess who can be our home-school ambassadors? Yes, students can act as a conduit between what is going on in the classroom and home. And charts can help make sure this information is clearly transmitted.
Charts can help parents learn the language of school. Charts create a method of communication between teacher and parent as the child teaches the parent what the chart is about and what it teaches.
Important vocabulary used in school is brought into the home so that a shared language and understanding can be developed.
At PS 29 in Brooklyn, first grade teacher, Maureen Crowley, found that once she started sending copies of charts home her parents felt more connected and better understood what their children were learning as readers and writers.
The charts provided a concrete tool they could draw upon when talking to their children about what they were working on in school. Crowley sent home with her first grade students Another benefit of sending charts home with children is that it puts the child in charge of their learning.
Each child becomes the expert, the one in charge of explaining and using the chart leading to increased agency. Charts sent home can anchor children in the work of school, even when they are at home.
And charts provide children with a tool they can use to help themselves when stuck. One way charts can become accessible in the home is to turn the refrigerator door into a bulletin board.
Reading charts, writing charts, and personal word walls can be hung up with magnets. And since the kitchen is often the heart of the home it can spark some great conversations about what the child is working on in school.
The refrigerator makes a great billboard for charts Bringing charts home can also bring about other positive effects, such as children creating their own charts as needed. And the best part is that it worked! Place charts in the homework folder Puts charts in reading baggies Add them to the shared reading folder along with the poems Include them in the class newsletter Post them on a class blog Tweet them out Teach parents that the purpose for using charts is to teach ways to think: Charts teach, charts support, charts can make you smarter.
October 18, Author: For some this means country walks and apple cider, for others Halloween decorations and sweets galore, but for teachers, October means that school is really in session.
Routines are getting tighter, shyness is dissipating and we are finally getting to know the little and big ones that we will spend the next year with in close quarters. As a matter of fact, the New York Times just had an article about the critical need for schools to teach into social skills and positive habits of mind Why What You Learned in Preschool is Crucial at Work.
Through storytelling, reflection, goal setting, read alouds, and self-talk, we can help children learn to be all of those things so that they have a lifetime of positive and powerful experiences, while at the same time helping children meet benchmarks and standards.
Yet, we can also chart habits of mind to help children develop the pro-social skills necessary for learning and life. Charts Show Us Choices: This launched an inquiry into things like flexibility and optimism, but also provided a touchstone chart for children to reflect on their own thinking.
The chart, made collaboratively over several days, became a way to become metacognitive about the ways our thinking can help, or hurt, our learning and living.
The children in our classrooms are moment by moment developing the ways they will think about themselves and the world, and so it is imperative that we, as teachers, use the best possible language about children, and teach children to do the same for themselves. Instead of using an end of workshop share in this case play workshop, though it could be any workshop to teach more content, Kristi used it to teach into self-talk.
We cannot ignore that the way we think about ourselves affects the way we learn and live. Charts Provide Power and Agency:Writing anchor chart- realistic fiction @Cheryl Russell @Tammy Stoker.
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