I believe that school is a safe environment to learn and grow both academically and socially. I expect students to behave in ways that allow for this learning and growth and firmly believe that all students can do this.
At King we use a program called Responsive Schools, which includes a Class Meeting to help build community.
We also have new furniture which encourages flexible seating and movement!
We will spend the first few weeks of school getting to know each other and creating a positive learning community. Students will be given the task of developing a mission statement along with specific rules and responsibilities for themselves and the class. They will design the classroom including the new furniture, supplies, and bulletin boards.
Students will set goals (both academic and social) each week and monitor and adjust these goals as they grow.