Thursday, October 04, 2007

Bring Your Work to School Day

I went to my 8 year old's 'Meet the Teacher' event last night. Walking around the classroom, I saw two bright posters - one entitled 'My Schema' and another entitled 'My Attributes'.

The first has all the kids listing their own schema, those background concepts that they use to organize information as they read.

The second poster had each child creating a piece of art with their name, playing with the different attributes (e.g. colour, size, rotation, size, font, etc) of each letter.

There was even a brightly bordered class creed laying out how everybody in the classroom deserved to be treated, to which each kid had added their signature. The lawyers always get involved.

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