What do responsible students do?
This week we talked a lot about the responsibilities of being a third grader in Room 9. In order to create a class pledge and determine our classroom rules we answered 4 important questions.
First, we shared why we thought school was important. Most of us said that school is important because it helps us learn.
I wanted to know why learning was so important. As a class we decided that learning helps us prepare for college or jobs, so we can have a good future. It teaches us how to make good friends, and discover our own talents. Most importantly it makes our lives and the world better!
Next, I asked Room 9 to tell me what they hope to learn this year. After categorizing our answers we found 5 major themes.
1. Math - multiplication and division
2. Technology including blogging
3. How to become better writer's including writing in cursive
4. Science and history
5. How to improve our reading skills.
Since we all agreed that school is important and listed all of the things we are eager to learn, we needed to come up with some specific behaviors that will help us reach our goals.
We sorted our answers into categories and found that listening and being respectful were the most important. We also talked about our attitude toward our learning and our responsibilities as students. Once we put all of our ideas together we created our classroom pledge!
A few ways to show you are a responsible student is by the way you act on the carpet. Brutus and Tank helped me demonstrate some key behaviors.
Always raise your hand before speaking!
Stay in one place and don't distract other learners!
Keep your focus on your learning!