Our teachers work very hard to cultivate safe and joyful classroom communities. It begins by setting expectations, norms, and routines at the start of the school year. Social-emotional skills are taught throughout the year and classroom meetings promote understanding and positive communication.
A great example of this was shared with me this week. The video below shows a new routine that one of our student teachers brought to first grade. It shows a new “classroom job” of the morning greeter. What a fantastic way to start your school day!