Yesterday a number of events signaled the need to develop the care factor in the classroom.
We focused on character a few weeks ago and need to get back to that, but now, it's time to focus on care. With the teacher out, a tough start, and lots and lots of changes and special events on the horizon with regard to big projects, standardized tests, and the transition to Middle School, it's time to slow it down and focus on care as a community of learners, classmates, and friends.
I'll start this process today by meeting with two girls in the class to get their ideas about how we can build this into our classroom. Then I'll invite those two girls to invite two more students to lunch one day next week to continue the conversation. Eventually we'll bring the conversation to the whole class as we boost classroom community in ways that make our end of the year as special as it can be.