Our students are beginning the school year creating their very own classroom community… a “Dream Classroom”. All students from Pre-K to 3rd grade are planning, problem solving, collaborating, and creating a classroom design(s). Students are working on issues (such as behavior management, class jobs, etc.) that require them to make their own decisions while addressing various ‘classroom’ issues or topics that arise. Students will be incorporating skills acquired in reading, writing, and math while working to solve the problems faced. As the children work to create their “Dream Classroom”, there will be opportunities for independent work as well as partner collaboration. The final product will be based on each student’s imagination, creativity, and knowledge base.
The “Dream Classroom” was chosen for our first project, because I want our students to understand that classrooms should function as a positive community environment. Even though our class does consist of multi-aged children, different learning levels, and a variety of learning styles—it is important to understand that we can all function together as a cohesive unit. I look forward to seeing the final product and to a great year! We are definitely off to a wonderful start!!