The transformation is really starting to take roots...from those roots our RARTISTS are blooming! They are coming in with ideas that are theirs - NOT mine. They are engaging in a media center and working to make those ideas become reality. They are becoming better problem-solvers, more creative thinkers, and certainly along the way; better RARTISTS. Teaching for Artistic Behaviors focuses on the process over the product, and their projects absolutely demonstrates their developmental stages - what a thrill it is to witness authentic learning!!
This week, as we continued to explore the media centers, the students brought so much enthusiasm and excitement to our new Choice-Based classroom. The 4th and 5th Graders had a chance to delve deeper into perspective in the Drawing Center, while the K-3 students had an opportunity to look at paper sculpture options in the Sculpture Center. I have been really impressed by the amount of students who have engaged and persisted through the Weaving/Fiber Center making pillows, stuffed creatures and bracelets. Next week we'll start focusing on WOW Projects as we push into ending the school year with a BANG!