At home reading goals take a holiday.

We take our goal setting pretty serious in Room 32. Last month we worked through a series of questions and discussions, asking each reader to think about a “good goal” for at home reading minutes. For those 4 weeks we analyzed, charted, and kept a close eye on the progress we were making. I am happy to report that on December 1st more than 1/2 our readers reached their personal November goal! We decided to make the December goal a little more relaxed. We figured out our average weekly reading minutes, multiplied it by 3 (for the weeks we had left in school before break) and made these cool candy cane charts to keep track. Check back at end of the month for our results.goals

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Our First Project Based Learning project was a huge success!

Our day of play was a huge success as the kids wrapped up their work on their first PBL project this fall. An integrated experience that brought together science, writing, reading, and research along with 21st century skills like team work, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Here is the highlight reel. Hope you enjoy!