Learners will show that they understand by evidence of…
GRASPS Task written in student-friendly language:
To create a friendly, fun and interesting learning environment.
You are a member of our community and you matter
The way we establish ourselves as a community will shape the tone of the year we have together.
A positive learning environment where everyone feels safe and comfortable to take risks, do their personal best and share their learning.
Learners will show they have achieved Stage 1 goals by demonstrating their understanding through the Six Facets of Understanding...
Students create their hopes and dreams for 4th grade and share them with each other.
Students analyze their own and each other’s hopes and dreams and brainstorm ideas for classroom agreements that will help everyone achieve their goals.
Students create a set of class agreements and develop a course of action to celebrate success and help each other reflect and move forward when challenges arise. Students work together to create in interactive tech tools board that they will maintain and update throughout the year.
Modeling the Apology of Action - Students will role play different, real-world, 4th grade challenges/conflicts and create an apology of action plan to help make things right and continue to build a strong and cohesive community.
Students will watch each other’s role play and write their thoughts and feelings from the perspective of one of the participants. For example, one student will take on perspective of the person apologizing and the other will take on the perspective of the person being apologized to. t
Students will set personal goals for themselves at the start of the unit, reflect on them throughout the year and establish new goals as and when they are ready for them.