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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Crew News October 6, 2011

We Are All Experts
One of my goals as a teacher is to help each child find the things that they are passionate about and to know their own strengths. To get us started thinking about this we talked about the words “passionate” and “expert” during a recent morning meeting. Then we thought for a couple of days about what our passions and strengths might be. Finally, we created the charts shown here. We use these charts to help us remember that we are all good at something. This helps on those days when something might seem particularly challenging. We also use them to get to know our crew members better. We know who to ask if we need help or have a question about something. We can also use the charts to help us recommend good books that we find to others. They are also great conversation starters and have led to some wonderful sharing. We are all really starting to appreciate our differences and similarities and how these change over time. It is so exciting to me to see the crew really show a deeper understanding of each others and our strengths. Click on the picture to see a larger version of it.

Reading ~ Read a good book or two.
Math ~ Home Link 3.5 Number Lines and Counting Patterns


  1. Thank you, Jill and Dee, for keeping us parents so in the loop! I love knowing what they're up to. Ava is going to miss tomorrow again, and so I wanted to wish you both a relaxing break. See you in a couple weeks!

  2. Love this idea:-) What a get way to help build community and self awareness! I may have to borrow this one!