The most important supply to have on the first day of school is a three ring binder with 6 dividers! Students use their binders to store their work, learn important organizational skills, share current projects with parents, reflect on their progress, make goals for each quarter, and share their selected work with you at their student led conference. It is VERY important that binders are in school EVERY day! This is where students store ALL their work! Please help your child develop the habit of taking their binder home to work on homework and share assignments with you and bringing it back to school each morning. If students forget their binder, they may miss out on classwork the next day and will likely have extra work to complete that night.
If you want to set it up for the first day of school... You will need 6 dividers labeled: reading, writing, math, and explorations 1-3 (in that order.) You will also need 2 additional places to store "papers to go home" and "papers to return to school" (can be front and back folders on inside of cover or a separate folder.) *Any extra packets of dividers you are able to donate will help students in need on the first day of school!
Student Led Conferences (SLC)
We give students power and ownership over their learning through Student Led Conferences. In a student led conference students are required to attend and lead the conference. This requires them to become active participants in their education.
At the conference students will use their binders to go over their work and assessments with you. They will share a reflection on how they progressed and make goals for the next quarter. During your conference Mr. Barney and Ms. Casady will also sit down with you and share their goals and suggestions for your child. There are no time restraints during student led conferences. You may come anytime during the two 5 hour conference days and stay as long as you like. Most importantly these conferences give you and your child a special time to celebrate their success and make goals for the future.