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How can I build the classroom as a community?

Mar 29, 2015 9:09pm

  • Pre K
  • Class Culture

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    • Apr 1, 2015 7:38am

      Creating a classroom "agreement" together with the students input is a great way to start. They will need some guidance, but it will serve as a great way to work together as a class and give the students ownership over their classroom rules. I also like the idea of pairing children up multiple times of the day with new and different partners to do a task so that at the end of a week, every student has had the chance to be paired up with each other.

      • Apr 1, 2015 9:54am

        I think humor is important in the classroom. There's always concerns about boundaries and student perception, but simple things like using funny graphics as part of the lesion will help.

        • Apr 1, 2015 7:18pm

          Every year we made a community quilt by sending home project "Al About Me". In this project family create a collage about their culture where they include pictures of traditional costumes, a family picture, traditional food, and any other pictures from heir culture that are relevant for them.