Good morning. Hope you are well on this fine day in Toronto. The weather is currently perfect: a little warm with no wind and blue skies. Spring has arrived this weekend and I am hoping that it is here to stay.
During the past week the children at school have enjoyed the warmer weather – as have I. They have not had to put on their snowpants, mitts and hats to go outside – and I have been able to do my outside duty with nothing covering my head. What bliss!
On Friday a colleague (my former ECE) and I presented our work at a staff meeting. We spent the week preparing our documents and our slideshow. She presented the binders she had created to show the learning that had taken place in the inquiries that she had done with her kindergarten students; I presented the documentation I had done on the learning my students had experienced in my grade 1/2 classroom. These documents are what I put into the children’s portfolios to show the progression of their learning. The Early Learning Years department (K – 2) is moving towards documenting student learning in this way. In addition, I referred to the documentation panels that I create to showcase the learning in my room.
The presentation was well received – and our principal was pleased with the effort we had put into sharing our work. If you are interested, I can share the documentation panel I have almost completed on the Structures Inquiry we have just completed. I hope to complete the work on it this week. It is exciting for me to see that there are those in the school building are learning from me: my former ECE as well as another kindergarten educator have begun doing documentation panels as I do. It is gratifying to see that the bulletin boards outside of the classrooms are slowly changing.
I am looking forward to another busy week with plenty of new experiences. Enjoy your week and don’t work too hard.
What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
(This post is linked to the Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Diane, The Part-Time Monster)