Today students will start the day with a bit of math practice and then they'll work on their showcase portfolios. We'll share the portfolios with family members at next week's fall conferences.
Our portfolios start with a "Happiness Survey" which basically gives students the chance to introduce themselves and what makes them happy. After that they have lots of opportunity to include photos, reflections, examples of study, and more to provide a full picture of themselves as a learner at this point in the school year.
Teachers will also place test results and other data that we've collected since the beginning of the year that informs our instruction and goals for each child.
Essentially it's a day of reflection and creativity--an important day since reflection drives direction.